Author Archives: Jim Putzer, Society Insurance Workers Compensation Claims Manager

About Jim Putzer, Society Insurance Workers Compensation Claims Manager

Jim has over 16 years of experience in the insurance industry exclusively handling workers compensation claims. He has adjusted and managed claims for a diverse group of insureds ranging from family-owned businesses in the hospitality and service industries to large manufacturers. He holds the Associate in Claims – Management (AIC-M), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS) and Associate in General Insurance (AINS) designations.

Workers Compensation: Employee or Independent Contractor?

In the world of workers compensation, the subject of employee vs. self-employed independent contractor is complex. Employers are not required to provide workers compensation coverage for independent contractors. Likewise, employers are not responsible for payroll taxes and other legal obligations that are necessary for employees. However, there are consequences for misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor, so it’s important to understand the difference. (more…)