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MA Preemption defense may be short lived 

From Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Kris Olson discusses some of the cases following the case in which the court said…

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Signs of (American United) Life for Independent Contractor Status in Massachusetts 

From JDSupra, Patrick Bannon and Anne Bider of Seyfarth Shaw LLP discuss a recent Massachusetts case which found that an insurance agent who…

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Employee or independent contractor? The danger of misclassifying workers 

From Boston.com, Justine Hofherr shares advice from Theresa Rilli, vice president at Atrium Staffing about classifying workers.  She…

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Taxi drivers have a legitimate beef — but it’s not with Uber

From the Boston Globe, the Editorial Board describes the problems with the regulation of the taxi business…

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Federal Judge Holds FAAAA Preempts a Critical Portion of the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law

From JDSupra, Shannon Berube, David Casey, Christopher Kaczmarek and Stephen Melnick discuss a recent Massachusetts decision in…

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Handy Worker Files Suit, Claims She Made Only $14 For 30 Hours Of Work

From Fast Company, Sarah Kessler reports that a woman who worked for Handy has claimed that she was…

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Non-Compete, Independent Contractor Issues Define State Approach to New Economy

From the aimblog, Christopher Geehem argues for a change to the Massachusetts independent contractor statute to make…

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Massachusetts High Court Rules Real Estate Agents Not Subject to State’s Stringent Independent Contractor Law

From Littler, Christopher B. Kaczmarek and Kevin E. Burke report a recent Massachusetts court case which said…

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These Taxi Drivers Are Not Employees Says Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

From JDSupra, Jessica Catlow from Mintz Levin discusses the recent Massachusetts case in which the court said…

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Massachusetts says Taxi Drivers are Independent Contractors

In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) said that taxi drivers were independent contractors…

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Call me a taxi! Were Massachusetts cab drivers employees?

From HR.BLR.com — David W. McBride discusses a recent case where a taxicab driver [Sagar] claimed that…

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Independent Contractors, Employers, and Unemployment Benefits in Massachusetts

From Go Local Worcester — The November 12, 2014 case of Subcontracting Concepts, Inc. v. Commissioner of…