Independent Contractor Compliance

Home Depot fined $20.8 million for failing to ensure contractor compliance

|December 22nd, 2020|

A proposed settlement with the home improvement company resolves alleged violations of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule by its contractors across the US.

IC classification in a Biden administration

|December 16th, 2020|

President-elect Joe Biden intends to implement the “ABC Test” — the basis of the California AB 5 law that makes independent contractor classification more difficult — according to a blog post in JDSupra.

Court: Federal aviation law does not preempt AB 5

|December 2nd, 2020|

The Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act does not preempt California’s ABC test for independent contractor classification, a state court has ruled.

State voters decide on IC status, minimum wage and marijuana usage

|November 4th, 2020|

The US presidential election remains undecided, but more was at stake in Tuesday’s election at the state level. Voters weighed minimum wage and marijuana usage, while independent contractor usage got a boost in California.

Attorneys general oppose Department of Labor’s independent contractor rule

|November 4th, 2020|

A group of 24 attorneys general argue the Department of Labor's new IC classification rule could lower wages and strip employer-sponsored health coverage for millions of workers.

Appeals Court affirms Uber & Lyft’s California drivers are employees; fate in voters’ hands

|October 28th, 2020|

Should voters reject a bid to overturn California’s AB 5 law on Nov. 3, Uber and Lyft must reclassify their drivers as employees if they stay in the state.

DOL receives 1,500 comments on IC rule

|October 28th, 2020|

The DOL received more than 1,500 comments from individuals and organizations about its proposed independent contractor classification rule, JD Supra reports.

Louisiana sees mixed misclassification legislative activity

|October 21st, 2020|

The Louisiana House has turned back a bill that would increase fines on businesses that misclassify workers; a senate bill seeks to increase misclassification investigations.

IC classification cases: Uber/Lyft, Postmates, gentlemen’s club

|October 14th, 2020|

Judges hear arguments in Uber and Lyft’s fight to keep classifying drivers as ICs; a Postmates driver sues over status; and exotic dancers prevail in misclassification fight.

Lawmakers seek longer comment period on DOL’s IC rule

|October 14th, 2020|

Senators and attorneys general from 21 states plus District of Columbia criticized the agency for only providing 30 days for public input on its proposed rule.