Adam C. Abrahms, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment and Health Care and Life Sciences practices, in the firm’s Los Angeles office, was quoted by Modern Healthcare, in an article titled “Healthcare Employers Should Review Federal Rules on Independent Contractors,” by Adam Rubenfire.
Following is an excerpt:
The guidance also advises employers to consider whether the worker is providing a special skill and is offering that skill independently to the employer. Some healthcare companies might consider using independent contractors for specialized procedures, lab tests or technology needs where a provider isn’t needed on a regular basis, said Adam Abrahms, a healthcare and labor attorney with Epstein Becker & Green in Los Angeles.
But in many cases, those specialized contracted providers will come from a staffing agency, Abrahms said, which would in turn employ the workers as full-fledged employees. In that case, it’s important for healthcare organizations to protect themselves with an indemnification clause in the vendor contract, in case the contractor sues both companies regarding employment issues, he said.