Independent Contractor Compliance

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IC roundup: LA port driver saga, NLRB stance; strip club loses

By |April 18th, 2018|

Among recent IC developments: A California bill would punish retailers that continue to do business with trucking companies sanctioned for IC misclassification of drivers. The NLRB extends its public comment deadline for input on its stance on IC classification.
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California considers portable benefits for gig workers

By |April 11th, 2018|

Following in the footsteps of other states, a California proposal would enable gig economy employers to contribute toward portable benefits for their workers, whom it would treat as independent contractors.
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Safe bet or red flag? Seeking IRS guidance on worker classification

By |April 4th, 2018|

Independent contractors are an important program component, but misclassification risks remain a concern. Accounting and tax service firm Baldwin CPAs PLLC examines whether using the IRS’ status determination form SS-8 is a good solution or an audit waiting to happen.
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Misclassification: Pointing fingers

By |March 21st, 2018|

A CW specialist sues former employer under whistleblower law claiming widespread IC misclassification.
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On the risk spectrum: GDPR, #MeToo and beyond

By |March 21st, 2018|

2018 brings an abundance of legal changes and developments expected to impact the workforce environment globally. Stay on top of what’s coming up.
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NLRB to join IC fray?; Harvard to reclassify ICs

By |March 21st, 2018|

The NLRB seeks input into whether IC classification should warrant its attention; Harvard University settles a class-action misclassification lawsuit, including reclassifying workers as employees.
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Tax reform and ICs: Are you ready?

By |March 14th, 2018|

A provision of the US tax reform is a boon for independent contractors. For companies that engage with independent professionals, uncertainty reigns. Read what you and your staffing suppliers need to know in a Staffing Industry Review Online Showcase article.
  • Farm, Farmer, agriculture

Cucumbers and worker classification?

By |March 14th, 2018|

A judicial test involving cucumber farmers is a key reason startups like Uber have been able to classify workers as independent contractors, MarketWatch reports, but that could soon change.
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IRS falls short on worker misclassification initiative

By |March 7th, 2018|

The Internal Revenue Service should be doing more on a joint initiative with the US Department of Labor to combat misclassification of employees as independent contractors, according to a new report from Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Read more from Accounting Today.
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UK flex workers to receive new rights in Taylor Report-based reforms

By |February 28th, 2018|

Millions of flexible workers stand to receive new rights under major UK government reforms that are in response to the results of an independent review of modern working practices released last summer.