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Freelancers Suffer Unintended Consequences of Independent Contractor Law

June 30, 2010

Tags: rights, copyright, work for hire, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law was created to prevent worker exploitation, writes Andrea Shea for WBUR radio, and employers who "get busted classifying incorrectly say, giving a worker a 1099 form at tax time rather than a W-2 [will] face hefty fines." But writers and artists in Massachusetts are victims of (more…)