Legal Alert: Minnesota Appeals Court Clarifies Distinction Between Independent Contractor and Employee

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On July 20, 2010, the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision that clarifies the standard for determining whether certain workers are properly classified as employees or independent contractors. While the Court analyzed this issue under Minnesota law, the factors are generally the same in most states and also under federal law, and courts, agencies, and plaintiffs' lawyers across the country are scrutinizing the issue of contractor vs. employee more than ever before, so the case provides valuable guidance for all employers.

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Published In: General Business Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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