Can I Use 1099 Employees in My Business?
The Legal Risk of Hiring Independent Contractors
Many small businesses, especially at the beginning, bring on independent contractors rather than W2 employees to help. This is sometimes to save money, and sometimes because you are not sure you have regular hours available.
What you need to know is that it is very difficult to meet the Massachusetts test for independent contractors. Anyone who does not fit all of the three requirements below (with some limited exceptions) will be considered an employee.
Here are the three requirements:
Learn more here about hiring independent contractors in Massachusetts.
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