Free Independent Contractors Workshop in Kalispell

By Beacon Staff

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is holding a free workshop for independent contractors at the Flathead Job Service Workforce Center in Kalispell on July 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Yvonne Crawford, compliance specialist for the state’s independent contractor central unit, will explain the details of Montana’s independent contractor laws, recent changes and Supreme Court decisions and answer questions. The workshop is geared toward both independent contractors and their employers. This is a free event, but people who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to Mora McCarthy at 758-6241 or [email protected].

If you missed them, here’s some stories in the Beacon this year covering independent contractors, including how the economic downturn has hurt them and a legislative bill redefining independent contractor status.