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Once Per Week Hairstylist Found To Be Employee And Not Independent Contractor At Senior Facility

In New Jersey employment is favored heavily over independent contractor status. Proof of this rule is Johantgen v. Brandywine Senior Care Center, A-4883-09T1 (App. Div. October 31, 2011).

Diane Johantgen provided hairstyling and grooming services once per week to residents of a long-term nursing home. She fell from a chair and fractured her wrist while hanging Christmas decorations in the area where she did her hairstyling work and filed a workers’ compensation claim against Brandywine Senior Care Center.

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