Worker's Compensation - Worker Classification

Nine Requirements Test - Independent Contractor

Requirement Eight - Recurring Business Liabilities or Obligations

The individual has continuing or recurring business liabilities or obligations

Explanation of Requirement Eight

An employing unit satisfies this requirement by showing that the worker has proof of a cost of doing business which the worker would incur even during a period the worker was not performing work for the employer. Such costs may include, but are not limited to, an office lease, professional fees or liability insurance.

Case Studies

Case studies relevant to Requirement Eight based upon cases decided by the Labor and Industry Review Commission (LIRC), Wisconsin Circuit Courts and Wisconsin Appellate Courts


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