Playing by the Rules Under Maine’s Independent Contractor Statute


For small business owners hiring both independent contractors and employees, it is important to fully understand the distinctions between the two to avoid complications from the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).  With everyone looking to cut costs and the WCB’s Abuse Investigation Unit cracking down on worker misclassification, we take a look at the definition of an independent contractor as laid out in the Workers’ Compensation Act, 39-A M.R.S.A. §102(13-A).

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