Independent Contractor Compliance

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Texas approves rule allowing IC classification for gig workers

By |April 17th, 2019|

The Texas Workforce Commission has approved a rule allowing the classification of “marketplace platform contractors” — those hired through digital apps such as Uber — as independent contractors.
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Roofer faces manslaughter charges in IC’s fatal fall

By |April 17th, 2019|

The employer claims he cannot force independent contractors to use protective gear, the Portland Press Herald reports. OSHA says otherwise.
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Wisconsin launches worker misclassification task force

By |April 17th, 2019|

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has signed an executive order launching a joint enforcement task force on payroll fraud and worker misclassification.
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Restaurants’ fines exceed $100,000 in misclassification, wage-and-hour cases

By |April 10th, 2019|

Separate US Department of Labor investigations lead to fines in wage and hour and misclassification cases.
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Don’t become talk-show fodder

By |April 10th, 2019|

By design, engaging independent contractors lightens employers’ burden, but you can’t just forget about the realities your ICs face. After all, you want the best talent, regardless of worker classification. Managing Editor Sharon Thomas discusses how the organization remains affected in The Staffing Stream.
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Trucking associations hit another legal roadblock in IC case

By |April 10th, 2019|

A federal judge has dismissed the trucking industry's legal challenge to California's rules for independent contractors, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.
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Regulatory update: DOL joint-employer rule, California IC bill; ACA fate

By |April 3rd, 2019|

Joint employment, independent contractor classification and the fate of the Affordable Care Act each saw recent developments.
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Supreme Court refuses trucker classification case

By |March 27th, 2019|

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a lawsuit over how the California Department of Labor Relations determines whether a truck driver is a company employee or an independent contractor, Overdrive Online reports.
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Trucking company agrees to $100 million IC settlement

By |March 20th, 2019|

A trucking company has agreed to settle a nearly decade-old independent contractor misclassification lawsuit for up to $100 million.
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Contract or control: Ninth Circuit vacates lower court IC ruling

By |March 13th, 2019|

A district court erred when it focused on the contract and not the control exerted over independent contractors, said the Ninth Circuit court in remanding the case.
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