Fedex hired Novak as a delivery driver for its packages in WA State. Fedex and Novak signed a contract that stated he will be an independent contractor. Under the contract terms, Novak is required to work during certain hours of the day and certain days of the week, must wear the Fedex uniform and drive the Fedex truck provided by Fedex, and must use all the tools provided by Fedex including the package dolly and scanning machine. One day, while driving the Fedex truck and delivering Fedex packages during his prescribed work hours, Novak rear ends a car driving in front of him. Novak is found at fault. Is Fedex liable for the other driver's damages?
【General guidance】The answer provided below has been developed in a clear step by step manner.Step1/2Explanation:First part of the answer It is possible that Fedex could be held liable for the damages caused by Novak's accident, despite the fact that he was classified as an independent contractor under the contract. This is because the legal status of an independent contractor depends on various factors, including the level of control that the employer has over the worker's activities.Explanation:Please refer to solution in this step.Step2/2Explan ... See the full answer