Independent Contractor Compliance

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The independent workforce data: Behind the numbers

By |June 13th, 2018|

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released estimates that put the size of the independent workforce at much lower levels than SIA or other estimates. The Staffing Industry Daily News puts the discrepancies in context.
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City’s Uber and Lyft IC misclassification probe comes after court ruling

By |June 6th, 2018|

San Francisco has subpoenaed records from Uber and Lyft following a state Supreme Court ruling making it more difficult to classify workers as independent contractors.
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Supreme Court decision a win for employers, could affect contingent workforce

By |May 23rd, 2018|

Monday’s US Supreme Court Decision, which upholds arbitration clauses in employment contracts, is “most significant employment law decision in recent memory.”
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NYC freelancers recover $264,866 in lost wages

By |May 23rd, 2018|

New York City’s “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” resulted in 299 inquiries stemming from 264 complaints filed with the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs, according to a report released last week.
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IC classification: Mass. statute does not apply in workers’ comp cases

By |May 23rd, 2018|

Massachusetts’ independent contractor statute does not determine workers’ comp. eligibility; court calls for greater uniformity in worker classification laws
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Reclassification to IC bumps employee’s pay from $113,000 per year to nearly $1.4 million

By |May 16th, 2018|

A school district employee sought reclassification as an independent contractor and leveraged her new status for a multi-million dollar contract.
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Hard road ahead for Seattle’s Uber-Lyft driver union law

By |May 16th, 2018|

Seattle’s ordinance allowing drivers-for-hire to collectively bargain is in jeopardy after an appeals court ruled it isn’t exempted from federal antitrust law, Bloomberg reports.
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Lured by direct sourcing? Pay attention to the risks of going it alone

By |May 9th, 2018|

Many companies are looking to establish their own internal talent pools of contingent staff. However, foregoing the services of a staffing agency can be risky. Here’s how.
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12 states file joint brief in NLRB misclassification case

By |May 9th, 2018|

The NLRB will decide whether intentional misclassification of employees as independent contractors violates the National Labor Relations Act. Twelve state Attorneys General, business groups file opposing briefs.
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Gig is up? Court raises IC classification standards

By |May 2nd, 2018|

In a ruling issued this week, the California Supreme Court adopted a tougher IC misclassification test than the one used since 1989, possibly casting doubt on numerous businesses’ worker arrangements and many business models.