2009 Minnesota Independent Contractor Law

Under a Minnesota law taking effect on January 1, 2009, employers must pay benefits for any workers who do not have a certificate showing they are an independent contractor.


The Minnesota Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate (ICEC) law requires individuals who work as independent contractors in the construction industry, to obtain a certificate from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. The law does not apply to individuals doing business as corporations, LLCs or partnerships.


Contractors who employ individuals who do not have an ICEC must pay state workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance for those individuals. In addition, such workers are considered employees legally and all state and federal employment laws, including minimum wage, overtime and worker safety standards, apply.


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