Independent Contractor Compliance

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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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Facility pays $100K in back pay to misclassified workers

By |March 13th, 2019|

A retirement home operator has paid $103,389 in back wages to 20 employees after the US Department of Labor determined they were misclassified as independent contractors.
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UK: IR35 off-payroll rules’ private-sector expansion

By |March 6th, 2019|

The UK government opens consultation on private-sector IR35 independent contractor tax rules.
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Court hands oil industry IC classification win

By |March 6th, 2019|

The Fifth Circuit ruled drilling engineers in the oil & gas industry are independent contractors in reversal of lower court ruling.
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Bakery could face ‘incremental liability’ in misclassification suits

By |February 27th, 2019|

Flowers Foods, which produces Wonder Bread and Tastykake, faces more than two dozen IC misclassification cases, and has agreed to settled some for $9 million.
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Seattle targets IC misclassification

By |February 27th, 2019|

The Seattle City Council passed a resolution targeting the misclassification of workers as independent contractors when they should be designated as employees.
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Bypassing the (UK) courts: Unions and the gig economy

By |February 13th, 2019|

A groundbreaking deal between a courier delivery firm and a union on behalf of independent workers may breathe new life into independent worker unionization efforts.
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DOL recovers $5.6 million in back pay for hurricane recovery contractors

By |February 13th, 2019|

Independent contractor misclassification and other violations led to the recovery of $5.6 million in back wages and benefits owed to 993 workers performing hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.
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Insurance agents are ICs, rules Sixth Circuit

By |February 6th, 2019|

Some 7,200 agents are independent contractors, the court said; otherwise, American Family Insurance Co. could have faced $1 billion in liabilities, according to a report.
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NLRB reverses another Obama-era standard

By |January 30th, 2019|

On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board overturned a board ruling from 2014 on who qualifies as independent contractors in a case involving a union effort to organize drivers at a SuperShuttle affiliate.
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