Independent Contractor Compliance

Benchmarks: Global spend on contingent work

|August 21st, 2019|

Companies worldwide spent US $4.5 trillion on contingent work in 2018, according to research from Staffing Industry Analysts.
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IC compliance: Top issues for 2019 — Part 1

|August 14th, 2019|

The use of independent contractors is thriving. While many embrace it, including workers themselves, others bemoan it, leading to a clash in the legal arena. Here are some of the most important issues affecting independent work today.
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California Dynamex bill stalls in Senate

|August 14th, 2019|

House Bill 5, which would codify the California Supreme Court’s ABC test for independent contractor classification, has been suspended by the Senate Appropriations Committee, attorneys with Littler Mendelson wrote in a blog post.
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Senators call for Google to convert contingents to traditional employees

|August 7th, 2019|

A group of Democratic senators are urging Google CEO Sundar Pichai to convert the company’s 120,000 temporary and contract workers to traditional worker status, The New York Times reported.
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UK’s private sector braces itself for IR35

|July 24th, 2019|

Revisions to the UK’s Off-Payroll Working Rules, coming into effect in April 2020, add red tape for companies that use independent contractors.
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New Jersey IC task force outlines next steps, legislative goals

|July 24th, 2019|

New Jersey’s task force on independent contractor misclassification has issued its report, outlining steps it and the state’s department of labor plan to take to combat the problem.
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9th Circuit Court reverses IC course

|July 24th, 2019|

The Ninth Circuit, which in May held that the Dyamex test for IC status determinations could be applied retroactively, has withdrawn that ruling and asked for the state’s Supreme Court to address the issue.
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$16.5 million IC settlement receives preliminary court approval

|July 10th, 2019|

A logistics firm has agreed to settle an independent contractor misclassification class-action lawsuit waged by delivery drivers for $16.5 million.
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When IC status is not a shield from OSHA

|June 26th, 2019|

Under developing independent contractor law, companies should enforce minimum safety compliance standards.
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State AGs to DOL: Proposed joint-employer rule unlawful

|June 26th, 2019|

State attorneys general say the proposed rule would revert policy to outdated test and would be in violation of the law.
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