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Who Pays When an Independent Contractor Causes Property Damage?

Live Webinar
September 24, 2021
1:00 pm ET (12 pm CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT)
1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Definition of Independent Contractor
  • Definition of Employee
  • Discussion of Factors - Independent Contractor vs. Employee
Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Purpose
  • Written vs. Oral
  • Important Provisions
Independent Contractor vs. Hiring Party Liability
  • Party in Control
  • Vicarious Liability
  • Respondeat Superior
  • Exceptions to the Rules
Who Pays When the Independent Contractor Causes Damage?
  • Vexing Issue in Litigation
  • Comes Down to Factors Considered by Courts
  • Possibility That the Hiring Party, the Independent Contractor, or Owner Is Liable
Risk-Shifting to Protect Your Company
  • Necessary Terms in a Written Agreement
  • Proper Investigation of Chosen Contractor
  • Insurance Issues


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