Who needs a DWC form 83?
Independent contractors who offer their services to hiring contractors need legal determination of their future business relationship. Whether it will be employer-employee relationship or equal cooperation, they must decide and legitimize this decision using DWC form 283.
What is the DWC form 83 for?
It is very important to pre-determine the terms of cooperation between contractors, because chaos on a construction site can lead to serious consequences. Of course, both parties need a detailed contract to define their rights and obligations. DWC form 83 in particular is useful when issues of workers compensation and insurance coverage is discussed.
Is it accompanied by other forms?
Form 83 should not be accompanied by any other forms. It can be attached to the package of documentation regarding the job site in order to inform the owner of future expenses.
When is DWC form 83 due?
This document must be signed before the contractors start to execute their assignment. If the terms of the agreement change, a new DWC form 83 is required.
How do I fill out a DWC form 83?
You need to choose what kind of conditions will apply to your relationship with a hiring contractor and check the box. This can be either a joint agreement to affirm an independent relationship for certain building and construction workers or an agreement to establish the employer-employee relationship for certain building and construction workers. After that, signers must include the dates of agreement, the location of each affected job site, and provide their contacts.
Where do I send it?
Both parties should keep a copy of this form for their records. This way there will be fewer problems with calculating the right sum of payment for each contractor.