Independent Contractors

Workers’ Comp Insurance No Bar to Suit by Independent Contractors Hurt on the Job

The Supreme Judicial Court has added yet another reason for employers to properly classify their workers — the threat of a direct lawsuit by non-employees injured on the job, even … more

Misclassifying Workers Can Mean Big, Big Damages

Employers who misclassify their workers as independent contractors now have even more to worry about. In August, the state’s highest court made clear they could pay huge damages for this … more

Massachusetts Attacks Independent Contractors

In 2004, Massachusetts changed its independent contractor law in a rather radical way. The amendment essentially banned the use of independent contractors in the Commonwealth, regardless whether workers and employers … more