Sides Square Off Over Benefits, Flexibility
Independent Contractor Laws in MA
Urban League of Eastern Mass. Says It May Not Take a Position.
The Reviewing Board of the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) once famously observed, “The issue of who is an independent contractor and who is an employee has bedeviled the bar and bench since the beginning of workers’ compensation.” MacTavish v. O’Connor Lumber Co., 6 Mass. Workers’ Comp. Rep. 174, 177 (1992). Based on recent […]
A new poll suggests there is significant voter support for legislation that would keep drivers on app-based platforms designated as independent contractors rather than employee.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey first filed suit against the ride-sharing companies in July 2020.