SECTION 1. Section 148B of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “unless”, in line 3, the following words:-- (i) the individual annually certifies in writing to the department that he is a freelancer and should not be classified as an employee because:
(1) he is an independent contractor providing services as a visual artist, writer, photographer or designer; and
(2) he contracts with multiple entities; and
(3) he has not been coerced, threatened or intimidated into signing the certification; or (ii).
SECTION 2. The department of labor and workforce development shall promulgate regulations relative to the certifications of freelancers under section 148B of chapter 149 of the General Laws on or before January 1, 2012.
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