Zepp is correct. In my state, if you’re an officer of a corporation or LLC, you are exempt from having to carry worker’s comp on yourself.
But if you want to avoid their classification as employees, you need to take a lot of extra steps to make sure they are in their own business. For example, help them register as an LLC, get an EIN and bank account, charge sales tax to you if your state collects tax on services, get their own cell phones and computers, let them set their owner hours, help them advertise their services to others and keep copies of those ads, etc., etc.
Personally, Brian_Z, I think it’s a all ruse you’re trying to pull so you don’t have to collect/pay taxes and provide health and workers comp insurance. If you’re a legit businessman, then do things legit. Yes, it’s more expensive, but doing things right will get you a good reputation among fellow investors, actual outside contractors, employees, and outsiders. Not trying to put you down personally, and LOTS of park owners treat employees as contractors, so you are not alone at all.
I’d ask Frank or Dave how they handle park managers and worker’s comp. They’ll likely tell you they toe the line and do it legit.