Category Archives: Independent Contractors

Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute Still Going Strong After FAAAA Preemption Attack

by Amelia J. Holstrom Massachusetts has one of the most – if not the most – restrictive independent contractor statutes in the United States.  The statute is intended to drastically reduce the number of individuals that can be properly classified … Continue reading

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Connecticut’s Highest Court Issues Welcome Decision for CT Employers Who Use Independent Contractors

by Susan G. Fentin Employers in Connecticut received welcome news earlier this month when the Connecticut Supreme Court issued its decision in Standard Oil v. Administrator.  The case involved an interpretation of the test set forth in the state’s independent contractor … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors

Massachusetts has one of the most — if not the most — restrictive independent contractor statutes in the U.S.  The statute is intended to protect workers by classifying them as “employees,” rather than “independent contractors,” and thereby grant them the … Continue reading

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