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Legislator Introduces Bill Creating Affidavit Declaring Independent Contractor Status

Monday, February 2, 2015 | 0

Nine South Dakota legislators have thrown their support behind a bill that would create an affidavit declaring a worker to be an independent contractor and therefore exempt from the workers’ compensation law. House Bill 1105, sponsored by Rep. Spencer Hawley, D-Brookings, would create a rebuttable presumption that the worker is an independent contractor. It follows a similar bill introduced in Nebraska that would create a process where independent contractors can apply to be certified as nonemployees. Sen. Burke Harr of Omaha introduced Legislative Bill 276 to Nebraska's nonpar...

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