South Carolina

South Carolina Court says mover was not an employee

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Findlaw reports a South Carolina Court of Appeals case in which the court determined that the worker (Fergurson) was not an employee and eligible for workers compensation benefits.  The court reviewed whether the person who engaged with the worker exercised enough control for the worker to be an employee instead of an independent contractor and concluded…

Exotic dancer shot by stray bullet eligible for workers comp

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From Business Insurance, Stephanie Goldberg reports that an exotic dancer who was shot by a stray bullet after a fight broke out in the establishment was found to be an employee and eligible for workers compensation benefits by the South Carolina Supreme Court.  Stephanie reports that the dancer suffered serious injuries and filed a claim for…

Independent Contractor vs. Employee: A Stripper’s Plight

From WCI360 – Workers’ Compensation Institute — “The Single Commissioner and Full Commission found Lewis was not an employee. The Court of Appeals analyzed the case under the four Common Law factors. In terms of the right to control, Lewis conceded that the clubs did not tell her how to dance and thus the clubs did not…