What does it mean to be an “employee” for the purposes of obtaining workers’ compensation?
A recent case from the Nebraska Supreme Court deals with the issue of defining what it means to be an employee for the purposes of obtaining workers’ compensation. In that case, putative employer was the owner and sole proprietor of a company. He normally works alone, according to court records, and performs carpentry services.
His carpentry work is normally done in the capacity of a subcontractor, meaning a general contractor hires him to do work on a building project. His son is also a sole proprietor of his own company and does work on roofing and guttering on construction projects. Continue reading