Independent Contractor Compliance

Louisiana sees mixed misclassification legislative activity

|October 21st, 2020|

The Louisiana House has turned back a bill that would increase fines on businesses that misclassify workers; a senate bill seeks to increase misclassification investigations.

IC classification cases: Uber/Lyft, Postmates, gentlemen’s club

|October 14th, 2020|

Judges hear arguments in Uber and Lyft’s fight to keep classifying drivers as ICs; a Postmates driver sues over status; and exotic dancers prevail in misclassification fight.

Lawmakers seek longer comment period on DOL’s IC rule

|October 14th, 2020|

Senators and attorneys general from 21 states plus District of Columbia criticized the agency for only providing 30 days for public input on its proposed rule.

Uber earns back its London license

|September 30th, 2020|

A London agency refused to grant a license renewal initially in 2017. Operating amid appeals, a court has granted Uber the rights to operate in the city.
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Senators call for GAO to report on contingent workforce

|September 23rd, 2020|

Two Democratic senators last week urged the US Government Accountability Office to report on companies’ increased use of subcontracted and contingent workers.
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IC classification: Labor Department announces proposed rule

|September 23rd, 2020|

The US Department of Labor has proposed a rule to clarify who is an employee versus an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act, aiming for a final rule by year’s end.
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Will buyers be on the hook for Covid-19 paid-leave charges?

|September 16th, 2020|

You may have been surprised to see a new charge on a recent staffing invoice: paid sick leave for one or more of your contingent workers. Why you might be obligated to pay.
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California adds more exemptions to controversial AB 5 statute

|September 16th, 2020|

Eighteen professions have been granted exemptions to California's AB 5 law that makes independent contractor classification more difficult.
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Labor Department sends high-stakes IC classification rule to White House for review

|September 2nd, 2020|

Following reported internal conflict over the endeavor, the DOL has sent to the White House a proposed rule that would set new parameters for worker classification.
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Media company and staffing buyer settles IC case for $4 million

|August 26th, 2020|

Vox Media Inc. agreed to pay $4 million to settle an independent contractor misclassification case that involved sports bloggers in California and New Jersey.
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