Arizona Adopts Declaration of Independent Contractor Status

Earlier this year, Gov. Ducey signed into law HB 2114, which appears to be the first state law to provide certainty for the status of independent contractors and the businesses that hire them in the form of a signed declaration. Under the law, independent contractors may sign a Declaration of Independent Business Status (DIBS) that acknowledges the contractor operates as an independent business, is not entitled to unemployment status, is responsible for all taxes related to such compensation and responsible for licensing and registration related to services performed. Additionally, the independent contractor must certify that he/she meets at least six of the 10 criteria for independent status. The DIBS is optional but creates a rebuttable presumption for the status of the independent contractor.

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