Independent Contractor Compliance

Dynamex decision on IC misclassification applies retroactively

|May 8th, 2019|

The California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision — which set a tougher standard for determining independent contractor misclassification — can be applied retroactively, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled.
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Uber workers strike; Swiss court rules Uber driver is an employee

|May 8th, 2019|

Uber workers in select cities worldwide strike to protest compensation today; a Swiss labor court finds Uber misclassified a driver as an independent contractor.
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DOL provides ‘useful clarity’ regarding online platforms and worker classifications

|May 1st, 2019|

The US Department of Labor says virtual platform gig workers are independent contractors, not employees, in response to a query regarding workers sourced through such a platform.
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Uber IPO: Thousands of misclassification claims may await

|May 1st, 2019|

In an IPO prospectus filing, Uber says more than 60,000 drivers may demand arbitration over misclassification claims and cites legal and regulatory hurdles in the US and abroad.
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Court: Amazon can’t force arbitration in misclassification case

|May 1st, 2019|

Amazon can’t compel individual arbitration in an independent contractor misclassification lawsuit filed by its drivers, a federal judge in Washington ruled last week.
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Massachusetts and NYC count ICs in employers’ obligations

|April 24th, 2019|

Independent contractors are counted as part of a company’s workforce for the purposes of Massachusett’s family and medical leave law as well as New York City’s new sexual harassment training law.
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Michigan and Nevada eye steps to curtail independent contractor misclassification

|April 24th, 2019|

Michigan is getting tough on payroll fraud and misclassification of workers as independent contractors. Separately, Nevada legislators introduced a bill addressing misclassification.
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Texas approves rule allowing IC classification for gig workers

|April 17th, 2019|

The Texas Workforce Commission has approved a rule allowing the classification of “marketplace platform contractors” — those hired through digital apps such as Uber — as independent contractors.
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Roofer faces manslaughter charges in IC’s fatal fall

|April 17th, 2019|

The employer claims he cannot force independent contractors to use protective gear, the Portland Press Herald reports. OSHA says otherwise.
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Wisconsin launches worker misclassification task force

|April 17th, 2019|

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has signed an executive order launching a joint enforcement task force on payroll fraud and worker misclassification.
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