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Registry Aims to End Confusion About Independent Contractor Status

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Friday, April 20, 2018 | 861 | 0 | 32 min read

When is a worker considered an independent contractor? When he registers as one with the state Department of Labor and Industry, according to a bill making its way through the Pennsylvania General Assembly. HB 1781, introduced by state Rep. Fred Keller, R-Mifflinburg, would create a registration process, allowing workers, sole proprietors and independent businesspeople to sign an affidavit, essentially certifying that they are independent contractors, not employees covered by labor laws and insurance benefits. Keller and other proponents said the registration would help clear up con...

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