My question involves independent contractors in the state of: Ohio
Iím an IC for a delivery company. Itís possible that I am misclassified, but that is not my concern in this thread. As an IC, I generally use my own equipment to perform the work, yet the company will not allow this with regard to the mobile scanner/device used to pickup and capture signatures on delivery. Instead they mandate that ICs use company owned devices and service for which they ICs are charged weekly. Neither the device nor software is proprietary; the software can be installed and successfully used on any android device with oneís own service provider, and the identical device is readily available for purchase if need be. It seems to me that a company shouldnít be able to dictate that a contractor buy service and rent a device from them, which he could otherwise supply. Is this legal?
I know there has been a thread on this subject, but it seemed to diverge into the topic of misclassification, which is understandable, as this is excersizing a high degree of control over the work. But that thread is now closed.