Independent Contractor Agreements Key in Sixth Circuit Decision

In a split 2-1 decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overruled the District Court’s opinion that agents of American Family Life Insurance Company are employees not contractors due to unique facts of significant control exerted by the company. The Sixth Circuit based its decision on the weight given to independent contractor agreements. The case gives relief to many insurance carriers who have watched the case closely. Find out how this case could affect your independent contractor agreements here: