Independent Contractor Compliance

Restaurants’ fines exceed $100,000 in misclassification, wage-and-hour cases

|April 10th, 2019|

Separate US Department of Labor investigations lead to fines in wage and hour and misclassification cases.
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Don’t become talk-show fodder

|April 10th, 2019|

By design, engaging independent contractors lightens employers’ burden, but you can’t just forget about the realities your ICs face. After all, you want the best talent, regardless of worker classification. Managing Editor Sharon Thomas discusses how the organization remains affected in The Staffing Stream.
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Trucking associations hit another legal roadblock in IC case

|April 10th, 2019|

A federal judge has dismissed the trucking industry's legal challenge to California's rules for independent contractors, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.
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Regulatory update: DOL joint-employer rule, California IC bill; ACA fate

|April 3rd, 2019|

Joint employment, independent contractor classification and the fate of the Affordable Care Act each saw recent developments.
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Supreme Court refuses trucker classification case

|March 27th, 2019|

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a lawsuit over how the California Department of Labor Relations determines whether a truck driver is a company employee or an independent contractor, Overdrive Online reports.
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Trucking company agrees to $100 million IC settlement

|March 20th, 2019|

A trucking company has agreed to settle a nearly decade-old independent contractor misclassification lawsuit for up to $100 million.
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Contract or control: Ninth Circuit vacates lower court IC ruling

|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

|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

|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

|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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