In this subchapter:
(1) “Hiring contractor” means a general contractor or subcontractor who, in the course of regular business, subcontracts all or part of the work to be performed to other persons.
(2) “Independent contractor” means a person who contracts to perform work or provide a service for the benefit of another and who:
(A) is paid by the job and not by the hour or some other time-measured basis;
(B) is free to hire as many helpers as desired and may determine the pay of each helper; and
(C) is free to, while under contract to the hiring contractor, work for other contractors or is free to send helpers to work for other contractors.
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.