Can insurance carriers in N.C. require us to cover independent contractors? 3/8/16

The following Legal Hotline question was addressed by L. Michael Zinser of The Zinser Law Firm

Question: Our newspaper is located in North Carolina. Our business insurance carrier is insisting that we cover our independent contractor newspaper carriers for Workers' Compensation – or it will provide no business insurance whatsoever. Are you seeing this with other insurance carriers? Further, if we do cover the independent contractors for Workers' Compensation, will this jeopardize our legal status?

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