Independent Contractor Compliance

IR35: Contractors to dispute employee status

|May 26th, 2021|

Half of freelancers surveyed plan to challenge their classification as ‘employed for tax purposes,’ The Financial Times reported.
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DOL sued over IC rule reversal

|May 26th, 2021|

Four business groups sued the Labor Department over its “arbitrarily, capricious” delay and subsequent reversal of Trump’s independent contractor final rule.
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US Supreme Court turns back Uber appeal; driver case lives on

|May 19th, 2021|

The US Supreme Court on May 17 declined to hear what would have been its first foray into the proper classification of gig economy workers. Uber had appealed a ruling that revived a case against it.
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Proposed federal legislation would apply ‘ABC’ test to ICs for unemployment benefits

|May 12th, 2021|

States would be required to adopt California’s restrictive version of the “ABC” test for independent contractor classification when determining eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits under federal legislation proposed in April by two Senate Democrats.
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California courts rebuff attempts to push arbitration when PAGA involved

|May 12th, 2021|

A California law allowing individuals to sue on behalf of the state is thwarting companies’ efforts to force misclassification claims into arbitration, Bloomberg Tax reported.
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Labor Department withdrawing Independent Contractor Rule

|May 5th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor today announced plans to withdraw the Independent Contractor Rule — preserving workers’ rights — finalized in January.
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Appeals court overturns AB 5 injunction, rules California truckers not ICs

|May 5th, 2021|

A federal appeals court ruled that truck drivers in California should be classified as employees rather than independent contractors, overturning an injunction that stopped the trucking industry from coming under Assembly Bill 5, California’s get-tough law on independent contractor misclassification.
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IR35: Next steps in your journey

|May 5th, 2021|

With IR35 now in effect for the private sector in the UK, businesses are responsible for determining the tax status of their contractors and ensuring compliance. A blog post in the Staffing Stream discusses the next steps for CW program.
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Buyers versus ICs: Who will win?

|April 28th, 2021|

There is a tug of war happening between workers wanting to be independent contractors and enterprises wary of engaging them. How buyers stand to lose if they don’t let the workers win.
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Misclassification roundup: Firm owes back wages; Alabama harmonizes tests

|April 28th, 2021|

A Tennessee-based provider of at-home healthcare services is paying $358,675 in back wages to misclassified workers; A new Alabama law requires the use of the IRS 20-factor test and establishes safe harbor for employers.
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