Direction and control is a highly variable concept based upon the nature of the work relationship, the work contracted for, the jurisdiction involved, and the type of claim. Direction and control are at the heart of the legal analysis of misclassification. A common explanation from courts on this concept is that for a contracting company to show that it lacked direction and control over the worker, it must show that it did not control the “manner, method and means” in which the worker performed the services. Courts then examine each of these factors (manner, method and means) in relation to the specific facts of the worker’s relationship to the contracting company, the work performed, the pay, and all related details. Helpful hint: You can click on the following case link to read exactly how a court examines these concepts: Circle Health Partners, Inc. v. Unemployment Ins. Appeals of Indiana Dep’t of Workforce Dev., 47 N.E.3d 1239, 1243 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015).