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.