Independent Contractor Compliance

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UK government chases taxes up the supply chain

By |May 22nd, 2019|

IR35 is not the only tool the UK government has at its disposal when seeking tax revenue. Here are other forms end-users and staffing firms need to be aware of.
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Uber drivers not employees, NLRB general counsel says

By |May 15th, 2019|

The National Labor Board’s general counsel has told regional offices that Uber drivers are independent contractors and instructed them to dismiss cases against the company.
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Background checks and ICs: Misclassification win leads to FCRA twist

By |May 15th, 2019|

A successful defense against misclassification opens a company up to a new angle in the lawsuit based on how the company justified background checks under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, JDSupra reports.
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Dynamex decision on IC misclassification applies retroactively

By |May 8th, 2019|

The California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision — which set a tougher standard for determining independent contractor misclassification — can be applied retroactively, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled.
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Uber workers strike; Swiss court rules Uber driver is an employee

By |May 8th, 2019|

Uber workers in select cities worldwide strike to protest compensation today; a Swiss labor court finds Uber misclassified a driver as an independent contractor.
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DOL provides ‘useful clarity’ regarding online platforms and worker classifications

By |May 1st, 2019|

The US Department of Labor says virtual platform gig workers are independent contractors, not employees, in response to a query regarding workers sourced through such a platform.
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Uber IPO: Thousands of misclassification claims may await

By |May 1st, 2019|

In an IPO prospectus filing, Uber says more than 60,000 drivers may demand arbitration over misclassification claims and cites legal and regulatory hurdles in the US and abroad.
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Court: Amazon can’t force arbitration in misclassification case

By |May 1st, 2019|

Amazon can’t compel individual arbitration in an independent contractor misclassification lawsuit filed by its drivers, a federal judge in Washington ruled last week.
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Massachusetts and NYC count ICs in employers’ obligations

By |April 24th, 2019|

Independent contractors are counted as part of a company’s workforce for the purposes of Massachusett’s family and medical leave law as well as New York City’s new sexual harassment training law.
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Michigan and Nevada eye steps to curtail independent contractor misclassification

By |April 24th, 2019|

Michigan is getting tough on payroll fraud and misclassification of workers as independent contractors. Separately, Nevada legislators introduced a bill addressing misclassification.
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