Independent Contractor Compliance

AB 5 updates: $20 million enforcement budget sought; truckers exempt

|January 15th, 2020|

California readies itself to enforce AB 5, while a federal judge has ruled the law does not apply to truck drivers in the state.

California AB 5: Constitutionality challenged; Uber changing app, Wonolo exiting state

|January 8th, 2020|

Now in effect, Uber and Postmates are challenging California AB 5’s constitutionality. Separately, Uber is changing its app to build its case that drivers are independent contractors, and Wonolo is looking to exit the state.

DOL roundup: IC misclassifications, work visa violations

|January 8th, 2020|

The US Department of Labor announced fines and settlements totaling more than $700,000 in cases involving independent contractor misclassification as well as H-1B and other work visa violations.

CW trends that will continue to impact your program, part 2

|January 2nd, 2020|

In our last issue, we highlighted six trends that have taken CW programs to new heights. Here are five more.
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10 most-read CWS 3.0 news stories of 2019

|December 18th, 2019|

CWS 3.0 strives to keep contingent workforce managers informed on events that affect the workforce solutions ecosystem. As 2019 comes to a close, we look back at the most-read news stories of the year.
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IC status stands: Supreme Court turns down insurance agents’ appeal

|December 11th, 2019|

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of insurance agents claiming they are misclassified as independent contractors in a case that could have cost the employer $1 billion.
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IR35: Key questions answered

|December 11th, 2019|

An attorney from law firm Fieldfisher LLP addresses some of the questions that have emerged from greater awareness of the UK’s IR35 legislation, scheduled to take effect in April 2020, in a post on The Staffing Stream.
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Uber loses London license over fake driver identities

|December 4th, 2019|

Uber’s license to operate in London will not be renewed, Transport for London announced, saying safety concerns still surround the ride-hailing company despite its efforts to improve operations.
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Maine roofer’s OSHA fines now total $2 million

|December 4th, 2019|

A Maine roofer who was previously fined $1.8 million — and who faces manslaughter charges in the workplace fatality of an independent contractor — sees $278,456 in new fines from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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Virginia task force issues IC misclassification recommendations, suggests more teeth

|December 4th, 2019|

Virginia’s task force on worker misclassification and payroll fraud issued a report outlining recommendations to combat misclassification.
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