Court of Appeals Finds Truck Driver to be an Independent Contractor

In Ferrari v. Top Flight Driver Leasing, LLC, 2013-Ohio-5232, a truck driver was injured in an automobile accident while transporting goods.  Top Flight paid the driver through an LLC created by the driver, which the driver created to avoid paying child support.  In addition, the driver signed a contract providing he was an independent contractor.  Based on the above facts, as well as others, the court of appeals determined the driver was an independent contractor not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.  Click here to read more.



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