Independent Contractor Compliance

  • hammer-fine-1537123_1920

Attorney General cites firm $460,945 for misclassification

By |September 26th, 2018|

A now-defunct business and its managers were cited $460,945 after the Massachusetts AG’s office found it misclassified workers as independent contractors.
  • EU-flag-2608475_1920

Creating a level playing field for new forms of work

By |September 19th, 2018|

As ways of working evolve, Europe needs to continually adapt legislation and social protection schemes to accommodate them, says Michael Freytag of the World Employment Confederation-Europe.
  • school-934051_640

Federal compliance office rolls out new contractor directives

By |August 29th, 2018|

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced three new directives in order to maximize the effectiveness of compliance assistance outreach.
  • banner-958944_1280

Senator introduces portable benefits amendment

By |August 29th, 2018|

US Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, introduced a legislative amendment that would establish a program to experiment with the concept of portable benefits for the contingent workforce, the latest in multiple such efforts in Washington DC.
  • eagle-1029908_1920

Misclassification: New Jersey AG files brief in couriers’ case

By |August 15th, 2018|

New Jersey speaks out about couriers’ misclassification case; Virginia announces misclassification initiative.
  • letters-3195083_1920

Calif. lawmakers dodge ABC test action

By |August 15th, 2018|

California businesses have been urging the state's lawmakers to counter April’s state Supreme Court ruling that turned independent contractor classification on its head. But Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, has ruled out such action this year, Capital Public Radio reports.
  • boston-2133857_1280

Massachusetts reforms noncompetes

By |August 15th, 2018|

Massachusetts has passed reforms governing the use of noncompete agreements, including for independent contractor relationships. The National Law Review details what employers need to know.
  • electrician-2755682_1280

DC Attorney General sues buyer, staffing firms for misclassification

By |August 8th, 2018|

Washington DC’s Attorney General alleges firm misclassified more than 500 workers as independent contractors, seeking between $1,000 and $5,000 per worker.
  • nails-2583493_1280

Calif. nail salon fined $1.2 million in wage theft citation

By |August 8th, 2018|

The citation includes $670,040 payable to workers and $572,187 in civil penalties, including $160,000 for misclassifying workers.
  • trucker-2946821_1920

One for the road: Forced arbitration under court review

By |August 1st, 2018|

The US Supreme Court is set to decide whether a 1925 law exempts independent contractors in transportation from mandatory arbitration.