Who Are You Booking?
Things are getting trickier as individual states are starting to govern what they define as an Independent Contractor and who should be an Employee, and the Production Industry has taken notice.
Always get things in writing before booking. Make sure you have a clear understanding of your terms for hiring before work is performed.
Risky Business: The New Rules
The states of CA, MA and NJ recently enacted the “ABC Test” to determine whether an employer can legally classify a worker as an independent contractor. Considering that most below the line positions would not pass this test, it is important to ensure that you know where your production stands.