Ruckersville, VA asked in Workers' Compensation and Employment Law for Virginia

Q: If I'm a building contractor that hires an electrician one time, are they considered "regularly employed"?

1 Lawyer Answer
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You indicate you are a building contractor. You did not indicate how many employees you have. If you have two (2) or more employees regularly in service, then you need to provide workers' compensation coverage. If you sub out the electrical work, then the electrician is an independent contractor and should carry his own workers' compensation coverage. You should make sure the agreement is clear he is an independent contractor and not an employee (who is paid by the hour and supervised by you).

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