Massachusetts Attorney General Offers Guidance on the State's Strict Independent Contractor Law

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The Massachusetts Attorney General has issued an advisory opinion that clarifies when a worker is properly classified as an independent contractor under the state?s extremely narrow independent contractor statute. With a new law requiring treble damages for all violations of the Massachusetts wage and hour law and the state?s stepped-up enforcement activity, employers have even greater incentive to ensure that their workers are properly classified.

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