BR-110709-XA (Jan. 13, 2011) -- Since the claimant, a carpenter performing services on customers' homes for the employer's remodeling company, was not a registered home improvement contractor under G.L. c. 152, § 14, he was incapable of performing services as an independent contractor as a matter of law under G.L. c. 151A, § 2(c).
BR-110419-X (Feb. 25, 2010) -- Installer of paving stone for employer’s home improvement projects was an independent contractor. The employer did not supervise his work, all services were performed at residential homes, and the claimant performed similar projects for his own construction business.