Another freelancer and I have started a blog so that all info about the Massachusetts independent contractor law is in one place:http://masscontractors.blogspot.com/
Come comment and interact with your fellow MA independent contractors.
If you're a freelancer/independent contractor in the state of Massachusetts or you work with one, a law will adversely impact your ability to do work in this state.
This Massachusetts law (see here
), originally passed in the 1990s and amended in 2004, classifies freelancers or independent contractors differently than all other states. In 2008, the Attorney General of Massachusetts sent out an advisory which prompted a new policy on freelancers. Essentially, Massachusetts is the only
state that has a clause that eliminates Massachusetts residents from being hired as Independent Contractors.
Many local businesses are paying attention to this law, as it carries fines if broken. This means that, if you're a freelancer/independent contractor in the state of Massachusetts, you cannot be hired.
Please sign this petition to show your support. Please send this to every Massachusetts freelancer you know, the people who work with them, and the people who care about them, and ask them to sign it. If we can show that people want this law changed, we will have a better chance at doing so when it finally comes to vote.