Minnesota Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Exemptions

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Who Is Exempt from Workers' Compensation?

Before assuming an employment situation is exempt from coverage, you should consult with one of our attorneys specializing in workers’ compensation claims, as the law is highly dependent on each individual case. 

Some workers’ compensation exemption examples in Minnesota apply to the categories below.

Employment Generally Excluded In Minnesota

Other types of employment generally excluded include:

Casual Employees

This category generally includes employment situations that happen without regularity, are occasional, and of comparatively minor importance to the employee.

These types of employment situations are usually temporary or of a short duration. The employment must not be part of the employee’s usual course of trade, business, profession, or occupation of the employer.  

Independent Contractors

Please note that it is not enough for an employer to simply call an employee an “independent contractor” for the purposes of this workers’ compensation exemption. This is a category with many exceptions to the coverage exclusion. 

Therefore, we highly recommend contacting one of our attorneys to discuss the specifics of your individual situation. 

Household Workers

Household workers who earn above $1,000 in a three-month period may be eligible for workers’ compensation coverage and should contact an attorney to discuss.

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Workers’ compensation in Minnesota can be a complex and confusing process. There are many laws and exceptions that can make it difficult for individuals to understand their rights and get the compensation they deserve. Therefore, it’s important to work with an experienced attorney at Meshbesher & Spence who can guide you through the process and help you navigate the legal system.

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