Independent Contractor Compliance

Massachusetts’ Uber, Lyft driver suit proceeds

|March 31st, 2021|

A Massachusetts judge denied a bid to dismiss a state lawsuit challenging Uber and Lyft classification of drivers as independent contractors instead of employees, Business Insider reported.
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Virginia establishes unit to fight misclassification

|March 24th, 2021|

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring earlier this month announced a Worker Protection Unit to focus on misclassification of workers as independent contractors as well as wage theft and payroll fraud.
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Spain: Gig drivers are employees

|March 17th, 2021|

The Spanish government announced last week riders working for delivery work services platforms such as Deliveroo and UberEats would be recognized as salaried staff following complaints about their working conditions.
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Regulatory update: Joint employer rule and IC test formally withdrawn

|March 17th, 2021|

The DOL announced proposals to formally withdraw the independent contractor final rule and the regulation determining joint employer status under the FLSA.
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House passes legislation codifying Browning, three-factor IC test

|March 10th, 2021|

The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation that would affect several aspects of employment law, including independent contractor classification and joint employment.
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Amazon.com Services and contractor fined $6.4 million

|March 10th, 2021|

Amazon.com Services and its contractor were cited for alleged wage theft violations affecting 718 delivery workers in Southern California, the California Department of Industrial Relations reported Monday.
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The IC challenge and the talent platform

|March 3rd, 2021|

With talent platforms allowing engagement of independent contractors with ease, programs must seek tools, partnerships or counsel to maintain compliance.
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UK Supreme Court: Uber drivers are employees

|March 3rd, 2021|

Uber Inc. lost a landmark legal case last month in the UK Supreme Court and must classify its drivers as workers rather than self-employed.
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Regulatory update: Joint-employer rule and IC test

|March 3rd, 2021|

A proposed new regulation on joint employment status under the FLSA has gone to the White House for review. In addition, the DOL is delaying the effective date of its independent contractor classification test until May.
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Business owner enters guilty plea in IC misclassification criminal case

|February 24th, 2021|

A construction firm owner pleaded guilty to theft and conspiracy to commit workers’ compensation fraud for misclassifying workers as independent contractors.
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