(1) “General contractor” means a person who undertakes to procure the performance of work or a service, either
separately or through the use of subcontractors. The term includes a “principal contractor,” “original contractor,” “prime contractor,”
or other analogous term. The term does not include a motor carrier that provides a transportation service
through the use of an owner operator.
(2) “Independent contractor” means a person who contracts to perform work or provide a service for the benefit
of another and who ordinarily:
(A) acts as the employer of any employee of the contractor by paying wages, directing
activities, and performing other similar functions characteristic of an employer-employee
(B) is free to determine the manner in which the work or service is performed, including
the hours of labor of or method of payment to any employee;
(C) is required to furnish or to have employees, if any, furnish necessary tools,
supplies, or materials to perform the work or service; and
(D) possesses the skills required for the specific work or service.
(3) “Motor carrier” means a person who operates a motor vehicle over a public highway in this state
to provide a transportation service or who contracts to provide that service.
(4) “Owner operator” means a person who provides transportation services under contract for a motor carrier. An owner operator is an independent contractor.
(5) “Subcontractor” means a person who contracts with a general contractor to perform
all or part of the work or services that the general contractor has undertaken to
(6) “Transportation service” means providing a motor vehicle, with a driver under
contract, to transport passengers or property.
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