Document Type

White Paper


University of Maine Bureau of Labor Education

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Publisher location

Orono, Maine

Abstract/ Summary

The misclassification of many employees as “independent contractors” (ICs) is problematic in a number of industries and employment situations. An earlier paper by the Bureau of Labor Education (BLE) found widespread violations of IC classification in the state’s construction industry. This paper provides a broader context for this issue with a discussion of the legal climate nationally.


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