Massachusetts has one of the most employee-friendly independent contractor laws in the country. The Massachusetts law makes it very difficult to establish independent contractor status.  Violations of this law result in significant damages including treble damages and attorney’s fees.

Contractions/Employees:  If you are improperly classified as an independent contractor (ie.. paid on a 1099 form)  you could be entitled to payment for overtime wages,  lost wages and benefits which you are excluded from based on your misclassification. Some factors to consider in determining whether you are improperly classified:

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