Worker's Compensation - Worker Classification

Nine Requirements Test - Independent Contractor

Requirement Five - Satisfactory Completion of Work or Services

The individual is responsible for the satisfactory completion of work or services that he or she contracts to perform and is liable for a failure to complete the work or service.

Explanation of Requirement Five

An employing unit satisfies this requirement by showing that the individual was:

  1. Responsible for the satisfactory completion of the work or services he or she contracted to perform.
  2. Liable for failure to complete the work or services. Being liable for failure to complete the work or services could include a monetary penalty, nonpayment for unsatisfactory work, or being required to redo the unsatisfactory work without being paid additional money.

Case Studies

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


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