RE: Contract work regulations in Massachusetts

Subject: RE: Contract work regulations in Massachusetts
From: "Evans, Diane L (Rosetta)" <diane_evans -at- merck -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 11:28:27 -0400


I also agree with the other posters here. Tell your son:

If the company wants to sign a person on as a contractor, but the
contract does not meet your expectations, don't sign. Re-open the
unemployment claim, report any wages, and when asked why you are no
longer working simply state, "Short-term contract ended."

Sure, you could file a claim with the state about the company trying to
get around Massachusetts's seemingly-strict contractor regulations, but
what would that get you? Nothing but a lot of lost time and effort and
energy and maybe some money a few years down the road. It sure won't pay
the rent now.

There are always jobs available. They may not be nice, clean, office
jobs, and they may not pay what you want, but they are out there. Keep
your options open; if necessary, visit a job coach or employment
counselor to help you find the right job.

Diane, who was an expert in Washington State Unemployment law during a
past life
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References:
Contract work regulations in Massachusetts: From: Evelyn Lee Barney
Re: Contract work regulations in Massachusetts: From: Meryl R. Cohen

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