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Employment Law Clip: Pitfalls of Using Independent Contractors

March 3, 2014

Many businesses use “independent contractors” to augment their regular workforce. They see advantages to using trained, non-employee workers with specialized skills who can provide needed services on a short-term or long-term basis.

However, the ability of businesses to classify workers as independent contractors is not unchecked. Businesses cannot avoid employer obligations simply by designating certain workers as independent contractors.

Please feel free to contact any member of MBBP’s Employment Law Group with questions on independent contractors.

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