Independent Contractor Doctrine Affirmed

August 5, 2016

By: Thomas E. Panzer

Epicure Home CareThe High Swartz workers’ compensation defense group recently earned a favorable ruling from the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.  In the matter of, Edwards v Epicure Home Care, Inc. (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board), 134 A3d 1156, Pa. Cmwlth Ct 2016, the Commonwealth Court affirmed our client’s use of independent contractors in the context of a workers’ compensation claim.

The Epicure Home Care case is important for any business utilizing independent contractors as part of its business model. Use of independent contractors has been under attack and presently is viewed with some suspicion in a number of venues. Epicure Home Care affirms the ongoing viability of the independent contractor doctrine. Continue reading "Independent Contractor Doctrine Affirmed"