Independent Contractor Compliance

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DOL withdraws IC guidance

By |June 14th, 2017|

The US Department of Labor reverses guidance set under the Obama Administration that ‘most workers are employees,’ but reaffirms employers’ responsibilities under FLSA.
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Court upholds California IC misclassification award

By |May 24th, 2017|

A federal court upheld a California Labor Commissioner award of nearly $1 million to five port and rail drivers found to have been misclassified as independent contractors.
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New York’s ‘Freelance Isn’t Free’ law now in effect

By |May 17th, 2017|

New York City's new freelancer law put in place new rules, effective Monday, on how buyers must deal with independent contractors.
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FedEx to pay $227 million in IC settlement

By |May 10th, 2017|

Indianapolis Business Journal reports FedEx Corp. will pay drivers from 19 states more than $227 million to settle long-running lawsuits brought against it by drivers claiming they were undercompensated because the company classified them as independent contractors.
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Unions jumping on IC bandwagon

By |April 26th, 2017|

A union in the UK brought misclassification claims against delivery company DX, which uses independent contractors to handle deliveries.
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Misclassification: Court throws firms a bone

By |April 19th, 2017|

New York City black-car drivers are independent contractors, not employees, the Second District Court of Appeals rules.
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New Brexit scapegoat?

By |April 5th, 2017|

Amazon supplier in UK faces misclassification suit from union, gig economy gets Brexit blame.
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Judge blocks Seattle’s Uber and Lyft unionization law

By |April 5th, 2017|

A federal judge in Seattle has temporarily blocked the city’s first-in-the-nation law that attempts to allow Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers to unionize, The Seattle Times reported.
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Legal roundup: Settlement, restitution and safety liability

By |March 29th, 2017|

Instacart to pay $4.6 million to settle IC misclassification suit; staffing buyer pays restitution for wage and hour violations; another buyer is cited for carbon monoxide exposure incident.
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The ground is moving

By |March 29th, 2017|

In the world of work, two debates rage on: Who is a co-employer, and who is an independent contractor? The answers may be everyone and no one, respectively, writes Elizabeth Larson, an attorney with Michael Best and Friedrich LLC.