Independent Contractor Compliance

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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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Stay one step ahead

By |January 23rd, 2019|

Over- and underestimating the pace and magnitude of impending change can be perilous. Be sure your program is prepared for change.
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Business group urges court to limit scope of Dynamex IC ruling

By |January 23rd, 2019|

A group representing small businesses is asking a federal judge to limit the reach of the California Supreme Court’s so-called “ABC” independent contractor classification standard.
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Supreme Court: Trucking company cannot force arbitration in IC case

By |January 16th, 2019|

All transportation workers are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act, which otherwise deems arbitration binding, the court ruled.
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Drivers in France prevail over Uber in IC case

By |January 16th, 2019|

A Paris court ruled an Uber driver was an employee because the driver was dependent on the ride-hailing app for his work.
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Court: Travel time not compensable

By |January 3rd, 2019|

The time temp workers spent being bused from a hotel and across a picket line to an assignment is not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month.
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FedEx settles New York IC case for $2 million

By |January 3rd, 2019|

The New York Attorney General’s office has settled an IC misclassification case with FedEx for $2 million.
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UK introduces sweeping labor reforms, gig workers to benefit

By |December 19th, 2018|

The UK’s proposed reforms to labor law, based on the recommendations of the 2017 Taylor Report, include eliminating a loophole around equal pay for temps and increasing fines on malicious employers.
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