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Independent Contractors: Indiana

Independent Contractors requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick and Tareen Zafrullah, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Employers need to classify workers correctly as employees or independent contractors to comply with several Indiana employment laws, including minimum wage laws and unemployment insurance laws. See Determining Whether a Worker Is an Employee or an Independent Contractor.
  • Certain workers known as marketplace contractors will be considered independent contractors for all purposes under Indiana law and laws adopted by political subdivisions if certain conditions are met.. See Marketplace Contractors.