“State law effective January 1, 2009 requires individuals working as independent contractors in the residential and commercial construction industry to obtain an Independent contractor Exemption Certificate (ICEC) from the Department of Labor and Industry. As of January 1, 2009, for purposes of state workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, wage and hour, and occupational safety and health laws, individuals doing residential and commercial construction work with an ICEC will be employees of the contractor for whom they are working.
The ICEC requirement does not apply to business entities such as corporations, LLCs or partnerships, nor does the ICEC apply to construction sales, most types of landscaping and construction cleaning or cleanup.” (Reprinted from Mn Dept of Labor & Industry Fact Sheet)
Link: 176.042, Minnesota Statutes 2007
Summary: A reprint of the Minnesota Statute detailing the new law
Summary: A guide to assessing eligibility for Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate from the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
Summary: A one-page Fact Sheet from Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
Summary: Employer Handbook: Covered/Non-Covered Employment from Minnesota Unemployment Insurance.
Link: Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate
Summary: Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate FAQ Sheet from Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
Link: Independent Contractor Exemption
Summary: What subcontractors must do, and State enforcement and penalties.
Link: Independent Contractor info sheet
Summary: Independent contractor or employee? -- general information
Summary: Who needs a license?
Summary: Download application and instructions for completing