Monday, August 2, 2010

Independent Contractor Law in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Unemployment Lawyer With Offices in Montgomery County and Delaware County

At the Gallagher Law Group, we represent only individuals with workplace rights issues. Call 610-647-5027, e-mail me directly or send an e-mail inquiry via the "Fill Out My Form" box to the upper right of this page. We will respond promptly with an analysis of your situation, and discuss potential options going forward at no cost to you.

If you need a Highly Experienced Unemployment Lawyer in the Philadelphia area who represents only individuals, John A. Gallagher has 20 years of experience, and offices in Plymouth Meeting, King of Prussia, Paoli, Exton,Radnor and Philadelphia.

Visit http://www.johnagallagher.com/.

What is the definition of an Independent Contractor in Pennsylvania?

The most important factors are often 1) how are you paid, W-2 or 1099? If paid 1099, presumption is you are an Independent Contractor; 2) Is there a contract that says you are an Independent Contractor. This is also considered strong evidence that you are not an employee.

Once you get beyond those factors, the issues are whether you are free from control in performing your day tp day activities, whether you have an established work schedule, whether you are subject to discipline and control by the employer, whether you work for more than more than one "employer," etc.

See our YouTube on this issue and 6 other commonly asked unemployment questions in Pennsylvania. The questions we answer are as follows:

1.  What is Willful Misconduct in Pennsylvania? 

2.  If I Quit My Job, Am I Entitled to Pennsylvania Unemployment Benefits?

3.  May I Apply for Unemployment in Pennsylvania If I Am Getting Severance ?

4.  If I Am Disabled Can I Receive Pennsylvania Unemployment Benefits?

5.  Can I Receive Unemployment in Pennsylvania If I Work Part-Time and ?

6.  Am I Disqualified from Pennsylvania Unemployment If I Do Consulting Work?

7.  What is an Independent Contractor Under Pennsylvania Unemployment Law?


The Gallagher Law Group provides Independent Contractor guidance for individuals in communities such as Oley, North Coventry, Warwick, Parkerford, Spring City, Douglassville, Amity, Pottsgrove, Limerick, Oaks, Royersford and surrounding Montgomery County, Pennsylvania communities.


If you have a question about your independent contractor status in Pennsylvania, call us today and we will discuss your matter at no cost to you.

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