Independent Contractor Compliance

IC misclassification included in new DOL initiative for warehouse and logistics workers

|February 9th, 2022|

The US Department of Labor launched an initiative designed to protect warehouse and logistics workers, including delivery drivers and truck drivers. The initiative will also target misclassification of employees as independent contractors.
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SEC asked to require public companies report numbers of nonemployee workers

|February 9th, 2022|

Two US senators are calling on the US Securities and Exchange Commission to require publicly traded companies to disclose how many of their workers are not classified as full-time employees, including independent contractors and subcontracted workers.
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DOL adds head count to bolster enforcement efforts

|February 2nd, 2022|

The US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will add 100 investigators to its team to support its enforcement efforts — including combatting worker misclassification as independent contractors.
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Going viral: When an engagement manager does not know how to manage a contractor

|February 2nd, 2022|

An independent contractor’s account of a client demanding he deliver beyond the scope of his contract went viral recently. A Staffing Stream blog post discusses how such situations could prove to be costly headaches for the enterprise organization and the program manager.
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Comcast, outsourcing provider hit with IC misclassification case in DC

|January 26th, 2022|

A customer support outsourcer allegedly sought women of color for roles and misclassified them as independent contractors; Comcast is included as co-employer.
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Port drivers seek unionization in fight against IC misclassification

|January 26th, 2022|

Truck drivers in Southern California filed a petition for an election to join a union, a move the union calls a challenge to their classification as independent contractors.
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DOL, NLRB collaborate on enhanced enforcement

|January 12th, 2022|

The agencies sign an agreement to improve enforcement against misclassification of workers as independent contractors, unlawful pay practices and retaliation against workers who exercise their legal rights.
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Trends to prepare for in 2022

|January 5th, 2022|

SIA’s CWS Council team compiled a list of 15 events program owners around the world should be especially aware of and prepared for in 2022. Here are eight of those projections and actions program managers should take.
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2021: The year in review

|January 5th, 2022|

Covid-19 and its wide-ranging effects on contingent workforce management dominated readers’ interest in 2021, from vaccines to wage pressure to skills shortages. Here are the top stories of the year.
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Regulatory roundup: NLRB IC standard; Massachusetts’ joint-employer test

|January 5th, 2022|

The NLRB is poised to abandon the current standard for determining whether independent contractors are properly classified; Massachusetts’ High Court sets standard governing joint-employer liability.
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