Are Employers Still Permitted to Classify Certain Employees as Independent Contractors in Massachusetts?

Yes, to the question set forth in the title of this article, but to a very limited extent. In July of 2004, G.L.c. 23, 1(b) went into effect severely limiting an employer's ability to classify an employee as an independent contractor. Massachusetts no longer follows the standards used by the IRS in determining whether an employee can be classified as an independent contractor. Rather, Massachusetts has instituted a far more restrictive standard as to which workers can be classified as independent contractors. read more >>