Independent Contractor Compliance

IC misclassification penalties built into state’s paid leave law

|April 21st, 2021|

New Mexico’s Healthy Workplaces Act, which requires all employees be provided paid leave for sick time, safe time, or other reasons, also provides penalties for independent contractor misclassification.
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Maximizing your independent talent pipeline: A case study

|April 14th, 2021|

A contingent workforce professional who set up an independent contractor compliance program with a staffing partner shares his company's approach, and the rewards.
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IC Classification roundup: AB 5 not retroactive; US Supreme Court to weigh in on Uber case?

|April 14th, 2021|

A California company successfully argued the state’s ABC test should not have applied to its IC classification case. Uber asks the US Supreme Court to enter driver classification fray.
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Trucking firm to recoup payout to injured contractor

|April 7th, 2021|

A liability policy’s employee exclusion does not apply to contractors, a jury determined. Therefore, the insurer must reimburse a trucking company the $2 million paid out to an injured IC, Reuters reported.
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Massachusetts’ Uber, Lyft driver suit proceeds

|March 31st, 2021|

A Massachusetts judge denied a bid to dismiss a state lawsuit challenging Uber and Lyft classification of drivers as independent contractors instead of employees, Business Insider reported.
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Virginia establishes unit to fight misclassification

|March 24th, 2021|

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring earlier this month announced a Worker Protection Unit to focus on misclassification of workers as independent contractors as well as wage theft and payroll fraud.
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Spain: Gig drivers are employees

|March 17th, 2021|

The Spanish government announced last week riders working for delivery work services platforms such as Deliveroo and UberEats would be recognized as salaried staff following complaints about their working conditions.
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Regulatory update: Joint employer rule and IC test formally withdrawn

|March 17th, 2021|

The DOL announced proposals to formally withdraw the independent contractor final rule and the regulation determining joint employer status under the FLSA.
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House passes legislation codifying Browning, three-factor IC test

|March 10th, 2021|

The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation that would affect several aspects of employment law, including independent contractor classification and joint employment.
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Amazon.com Services and contractor fined $6.4 million

|March 10th, 2021|

Amazon.com Services and its contractor were cited for alleged wage theft violations affecting 718 delivery workers in Southern California, the California Department of Industrial Relations reported Monday.
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