Determining the Status of a Person

Determining the Status of a Person

Effective Dates

June 30, 2008 - December 31, 2014

Policy Code


General Information

This policy addresses circumstances where there is a need to determine the work relationship between workplace parties. Most cases are clear in that the employer-worker relationship exists; however, in some situations an individual may be a sole proprietor and not a worker. This policy is designed to provide criteria for making such a determination.


This policy defines when a person is a "worker", an "employer", or a "sole proprietor" in order to determine whether workers' compensation coverage is mandatory or optional under the Workers' Compensation Act S.Y. 2008 (the "Act"). 

Independent Operator/Contractor or Proprietor

December 31, 1992 - June 30, 2008 | AS-12 | Assessments

Definition of a Worker

January 25, 1995 - June 30, 2008 | GC-08 | General and Corporate

Optional Coverage for Sole Proprietors

June 30, 2008 and still in effect | EA-04 | Employer Assessments