Q: Restaurant to Pay WC Premiums on Plumber? Gas Repair Guy?
I own a pizzeria. This year, my WC auditor told me that I will have to pay premiums on payments made to a plumber, gas repair guy, and hood cleaning service I used if it turns out those businesses don't have WC coverage of their own.
Is that accurate?
I'm supposed to pay WC on employees, yes? And these are all independent contractors in *completely* different fields. It's not as if I'm providing plumbing work or gas repair services to the general public and pretending these people are not employees.
Am I crazy, or is my auditor?
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