APRIL 1998

Governor creates task force on Independent Contractors

Governor Pataki has created a Task Force on Independent Contractors to clarify the difference between an employee and an independent contractor. State agencies now disagree on this, leaving employers uncertain about their UI and workers' compensation taxes.

The Exectutive Order specifies that two task force appointments will be made on the recommendation of The Business Council. The Business Council, which will recommend two appointees to the task force, has long sought such clarification.

April 1, 1998