Archive: January 14, 2009

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Idaho’s High Court Analyzes 15 Factors for Determining Whether a Worker is an Independent Contractor or an Employee

Idaho’s High Court Analyzes 15 Factors for Determining Whether a Worker is an Independent Contractor or an Employee

Excell Constr., Inc., v. Idaho Dep’t of Commerce and Labor, 145 Idaho 783, 186 P.3d 639 (2008)

This appeal arises out of an Idaho Industrial Commission finding that certain sheetrock workers hired by Excell Construction were employees rather than independent contractors.  At issue was whether Excell would be required to pay $6,353 in unemployment insurance taxes and penalties.  On appeal, the Idaho Supreme Court held the workers were independent contractors and reversed the Commission’s finding.

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