What are the rules regarding workman's comp and free lance day laborers?
November 3, 2011 2:24 PM Subscribe
Am I required to carry workman's comp on free lance day laborers?
posted by zagyzebra to law & government (9 answers total)
I have a big restoration project coming up next year on my house in California and expect to hire everybody from licensed and bonded sub-contractors for major jobs to day laborers for little jobs.
My question involves the legalities of workman's comp. Mostly I want to protect myself in the event of accidents. Obviously, I will carry my own general liability policy. What I want to know is for whom do I have to carry workman's comp if any? Everyone will be free lance and hired to do a specific job. Some may work for a period of a few months, others a few hours, depending on the task.
Has anyone been through this who can give me advice so I can be certain to protect myself from unwanted law suits in the event of accidents?