Real estate investors frequently use runners, clerks, and other assistants to help find deals, manage rentals, and supervise their properties. Investors pay these invididuals as independent contractors, through 1099s. But, the way an investor interacts with these individuals may be creating an employment relationship, subjecting the investor to Worker’s Compensation claims, family and medical leave laws, liability for acts of employees, and more. In this video, we speak with Employment Law attorney Erik Del’etoile from RTR Law about what actions can create an employment relationship with what you thought was an independent contractor, and the consequences to your business.
For employment law questions, you can contact Erik at EDeLetoile@rtrlaw.com.