Update Applicable to:
All employers that utilize independent contractors in the state of Massachusetts.
On July 13, 2022, the Massachusetts Appeals Court issued a decision in Tiger Home Inspection, Inc. v. Dir. of the Department of Unemployment Assistance. The Appeals Court held that home inspectors were classified properly as independent contractors under the state Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) law.
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What are the details?
The Appeals Court reversed both a state agency and a lower court that found the home inspectors at issue were misclassified employees.
The UI standard for independent contractor classification varies from the standards applicable under Massachusetts wage and hour law and other laws, but the standards overlap. Accordingly, the decision offers broad and important insight regarding independent contractor classification in the Bay State.
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For more information, please see the links below:
Tiger Home Inspection, Inc. v. Dir. of the Department of Unemployment Assistance
What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links provided above and ensure that any workers they have are classified correctly.