RIMS 2016: Employee vs. Contractor Debate to Become Even Hotter

By | April 11, 2016

  • April 17, 2016 at 7:46 am
    Jane Logan says:
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    The insurance industry in the aggregate directly or indirectly participates in labor being misclassified. Many carriers outsource their audit and inspection services and most of the vendors they use treat auditors and inspectors as independent contractors. So a carrier outsources audit services to a vendor which in turn uses “independent contractors” to go out in the field to make sure their insured’s aren’t misclassifying labor…

  • April 18, 2016 at 4:03 pm
    Wally says:
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    Jane, I agree. Many of these outside audits are handled on a flat fee type of basis. There is every incentive for the auditor not to fight a classification or whether a person is an employee instead of a contractor. If you want a vigorous audit, you need to pay an auditor to provide one.

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