Idaho Official Government Website

Employee or Independent Contractor

Three agencies provide criteria on the difference between an employee and an independent contractor:

Idaho Industrial Commission

For information on the difference between an employee and an independent contractor, see Employee vs Independent Contractor. If you classify a worker incorrectly, you may incur a fine and/or penalty.

Workers Compensation Insurance: Employers having one or more full-time, part-time, seasonal or occasional employees must provide workers compensation insurance unless specifically exempt under Idaho law.


Idaho Department of Labor

Idaho Labor Laws: Be certain you understand  opens in a new windowIdaho labor laws pertaining to employees and independent contractors.


Internal Revenue Service

For information on Independent Contractors vs Employees and the tax reporting differences, see the  opens in a new windowSmall Business and Self-employed section of the IRS website.