contingent workers, health care organizations, legal environment



  1. Mitchell, Michael S. JD, LLM
  2. Koen, Clifford M. Jr JD, MS, BBA
  3. Crow, Stephen M. BS, MS, PhD


Hiring contingent workers can significantly help health care employers reduce labor costs while maintaining the staff required for quality patient care. However, a number of federal laws create legal landmines that await the unsuspecting employer. The purpose of this article was to familiarize health care employers with some of the rapidly evolving legal issues that surround the use of contingent workers.