Independent Contractor Compliance

California courts rebuff attempts to push arbitration when PAGA involved

|May 12th, 2021|

A California law allowing individuals to sue on behalf of the state is thwarting companies’ efforts to force misclassification claims into arbitration, Bloomberg Tax reported.
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Labor Department withdrawing Independent Contractor Rule

|May 5th, 2021|

The US Department of Labor today announced plans to withdraw the Independent Contractor Rule — preserving workers’ rights — finalized in January.
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Appeals court overturns AB 5 injunction, rules California truckers not ICs

|May 5th, 2021|

A federal appeals court ruled that truck drivers in California should be classified as employees rather than independent contractors, overturning an injunction that stopped the trucking industry from coming under Assembly Bill 5, California’s get-tough law on independent contractor misclassification.
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IR35: Next steps in your journey

|May 5th, 2021|

With IR35 now in effect for the private sector in the UK, businesses are responsible for determining the tax status of their contractors and ensuring compliance. A blog post in the Staffing Stream discusses the next steps for CW program.
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Buyers versus ICs: Who will win?

|April 28th, 2021|

There is a tug of war happening between workers wanting to be independent contractors and enterprises wary of engaging them. How buyers stand to lose if they don’t let the workers win.
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Misclassification roundup: Firm owes back wages; Alabama harmonizes tests

|April 28th, 2021|

A Tennessee-based provider of at-home healthcare services is paying $358,675 in back wages to misclassified workers; A new Alabama law requires the use of the IRS 20-factor test and establishes safe harbor for employers.
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IC misclassification penalties built into state’s paid leave law

|April 21st, 2021|

New Mexico’s Healthy Workplaces Act, which requires all employees be provided paid leave for sick time, safe time, or other reasons, also provides penalties for independent contractor misclassification.
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Maximizing your independent talent pipeline: A case study

|April 14th, 2021|

A contingent workforce professional who set up an independent contractor compliance program with a staffing partner shares his company's approach, and the rewards.
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IC Classification roundup: AB 5 not retroactive; US Supreme Court to weigh in on Uber case?

|April 14th, 2021|

A California company successfully argued the state’s ABC test should not have applied to its IC classification case. Uber asks the US Supreme Court to enter driver classification fray.
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Trucking firm to recoup payout to injured contractor

|April 7th, 2021|

A liability policy’s employee exclusion does not apply to contractors, a jury determined. Therefore, the insurer must reimburse a trucking company the $2 million paid out to an injured IC, Reuters reported.
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