The worker performing work on the employer's premises is not control in itself. However,
it does imply that the employer has control, especially when the work can be done
elsewhere. A person working in the employer's place of business is physically within
the employer's direction and supervision. The use of desk space, telephone, and office
equipment provided by an employer places the worker under the employer's direction
and supervision unless the use of this equipment or facilities is optional.
Work performed off the premises indicates some freedom from control. However, this
fact alone does not mean that the worker is not an employee. In some occupations,
the services are performed away from the premises of the employer by necessity (i.e.,
appliance and other service technicians, construction contractors, or taxicab drivers).
Control over the place of work is indicated when the employer for whom the services
are performed has the right to:
canvass a territory within a certain time;
compel the worker to travel a designated route; or
work at specific places as required.