Independent Contractor Compliance

California’s ‘ABC’ IC classification test applies retroactively

|January 20th, 2021|

The California Supreme Court ruled last week the ABC test for independent contractor classification, established in the court’s 2018 Dynamex decision, applies retroactively.

As IC usage grows, manage your risk

|January 13th, 2021|

Contingent workforce managers plan to increase their usage of independent contractors. Here are some steps you can take to mitigate your risk when using this strategic worker classification.

Prop 22 unconstitutional, drivers claim in lawsuit

|January 13th, 2021|

A trio of ride-hail drivers filed a lawsuit in California's Supreme Court on Tuesday alleging that Proposition 22 is unconstitutional, CNET reported.

DOL announces final independent contractor classification rule

|January 6th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor announced today its final rule clarifying the standard for employee versus independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). However, President-elect Biden has signaled plans to halt all pending regulations.
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Home Depot fined $20.8 million for failing to ensure contractor compliance

|December 22nd, 2020|

A proposed settlement with the home improvement company resolves alleged violations of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule by its contractors across the US.
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IC classification in a Biden administration

|December 16th, 2020|

President-elect Joe Biden intends to implement the “ABC Test” — the basis of the California AB 5 law that makes independent contractor classification more difficult — according to a blog post in JDSupra.
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Court: Federal aviation law does not preempt AB 5

|December 2nd, 2020|

The Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act does not preempt California’s ABC test for independent contractor classification, a state court has ruled.
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State voters decide on IC status, minimum wage and marijuana usage

|November 4th, 2020|

The US presidential election remains undecided, but more was at stake in Tuesday’s election at the state level. Voters weighed minimum wage and marijuana usage, while independent contractor usage got a boost in California.
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Attorneys general oppose Department of Labor’s independent contractor rule

|November 4th, 2020|

A group of 24 attorneys general argue the Department of Labor's new IC classification rule could lower wages and strip employer-sponsored health coverage for millions of workers.
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Appeals Court affirms Uber & Lyft’s California drivers are employees; fate in voters’ hands

|October 28th, 2020|

Should voters reject a bid to overturn California’s AB 5 law on Nov. 3, Uber and Lyft must reclassify their drivers as employees if they stay in the state.
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