Independent Contractor Compliance

Security company faces DOL lawsuit alleging IC misclassification, illegal deductions

|October 11th, 2023|

A Chicago-based firm misclassified security guards as independent contractors and illegally deducted fines from workers’ pay, according to the suit.
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Amazon misclassified driver, must pay unemployment taxes for all similar workers

|October 4th, 2023|

A Virginia appeals court upheld a previous ruling that Amazon misclassified a delivery driver as an independent contractor and must now pay unemployment insurance taxes for all Flex drivers.
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Agencies partner to enhance enforcement of employment laws, share information

|October 4th, 2023|

The agreement between the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division and the EEOC enables information sharing, joint investigations, training, outreach and enforcement.
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Flowers Foods reaches $55 million settlement in IC misclassification case

|September 27th, 2023|

The Wonder Bread and Tastykake bakery agreed to settle with nearly 500 drivers who claimed they were misclassified as independent contractors.
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Expanding your talent search? SIA report examines use of the employer-of-record model

|August 16th, 2023|

As firms tap global markets for the right talent at the right price, this service is gaining traction with contingent workforce programs.
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IC misclassification: Construction services contractor pays more than $1.6 million

|August 16th, 2023|

The North Carolina-based firm was found to have misclassified 188 workers as independent contractors, the US Department of Labor announced.
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Controversy ahead? British Columbia plans new gig economy policies

|August 16th, 2023|

The Canadian province is working on laws to protect gig workers; however, opponents are prepared to put up a fight.
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IC engagement: Fixed-term contract costs company $550,000

|July 26th, 2023|

Damages awarded to an independent contractor whose engagement was cut short underscore the need for companies to craft their contracts carefully — and include termination clauses.
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Driver still has standing to sue under California’s PAGA

|July 19th, 2023|

An Uber Eats driver can still sue under the Golden State’s PAGA law despite the dismissal of their 2019 misclassification lawsuit.
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EOR provider faces possible IC misclassification probe, calls claims ‘ridiculous’

|July 12th, 2023|

A California state senator asked for an investigation into whether an employer-of-record misclassified employees. The company denies the allegations, calling them “competitor hearsay.”
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