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Click on the case numbers below to access decisions that consider whether a claimant, who performed services in the construction trades, is to be treated as an employee or an independent contractor for unemployment benefit purposes.


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.

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