Independent Contractor Compliance

IC compliance: Courier company to pay $575,000 in wages, penalties

|October 5th, 2022|

A courier service that allegedly misclassified 62 drivers as independent contractors will pay $575,000 in back wages and liquidated damages and ensure future FLSA compliance at all its US locations.
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U-turn ahead: UK to repeal IR35 reforms

|September 28th, 2022|

The UK is fulfilling its new prime minister’s promise to scrap IR35 off-payroll working rules. While welcome news, experts urge caution from employers and push for clear government guidance.
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Truckers’ AB 5 fight lives on; judge allows another association to intervene

|September 28th, 2022|

The California Trucking Association’s lawsuit against the application of California’s AB 5 to the trucking industry continues, and a federal judge has ruled that another party can intervene in the case despite the state’s objections, FreightWaves reports. 
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FTC to crack down on gig economy firms that ‘take advantage’ of workers

|September 21st, 2022|

The Federal Trade Commission last week released a policy statement that outlined issues facing gig workers, such as deception about pay and hours, unfair contract terms and anticompetitive practices by gig economy firms.
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ABC test applies to wage theft cases

|September 21st, 2022|

The third circuit recently ruled that in wage theft cases brought by your contingent workers, the ABC test applies, JD Supra reported. Pay attention to who your ICs hire.
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NLRB to revisit joint employment issue again

|September 14th, 2022|

The NLRB will revisit the issue of joint employment as it considers the relationship between client companies and staffing firms when it comes to union representation. However, experts warn of concerns if contingents are included.
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Franchisor status no defense against IC misclassification claim

|August 31st, 2022|

A franchise relationship is not a defense against independent contractor misclassification claims, according to a ruling earlier this month by a California court, JD Supra reported.
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Union secures employee status for California drayage drivers

|August 31st, 2022|

A private settlement reached between Teamsters Local 848 and trucking company Universal Logistics calls for the company to reclassify its Southern California drayage drivers as employees, the Teamsters Union announced last week.
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Company uses staffing firm to avoid overtime costs, owes $2.4 million

|August 24th, 2022|

A home health provider split employees’ hours with a staffing firm to avoid paying overtime wages, a federal court finds; the companies’ owners are ordered to pay $2.4 million.
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New Jersey issues 71 stop-work orders; recovers back wages for IC misclassification, other violations

|August 24th, 2022|

In the three years since its power to halt work at a worksite was expanded, New Jersey has issued 71 stop-work orders and recovered nearly $1 million in back wages owed to 235 workers.
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