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Hilary St. Jean

Classification of Employees and Independent Contractors in Maine

Why Does Classification of Service Providers Matter? Appropriately classifying workers is extremely important for several reasons under applicable employment, labor and tax laws and is a matter of both federal and state law. Misclassification of workers is illegal. Some employers may intentionally misclassify workers as independent contractors instead of employees in order to avoid paying for and observing certain employee-related

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