Independent Contractor Compliance

South Carolina: Buyers can be held liable for injuries suffered by contingents

|October 20th, 2021|

The South Carolina Supreme Court upheld a landmark ruling that increases staffing buyers’ tort liability risk for injured contract workers.
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Court: AB 5 not a first amendment issue

|October 13th, 2021|

Freelance journalists and photographers claimed AB 5 violates their free speech. The 9th Circuit rejected that, saying the legislation falls within the traditional sphere of state regulation.
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Company to pay $42 million in independent contractor misclassification case

|October 6th, 2021|

A Pennsylvania company will pay $42.3 million in back wages and liquidated damages to 700 workers after misclassifying them as independent contractors, the US Department of Labor announced.
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AB 5 roundup: SCOTUS declines truckers’ case; state extends exemptions

|October 6th, 2021|

The US Supreme Court declines truckers’ AB 5 case; California legislature extends AB 5 exemptions for certain job types.
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Judge: Arbitration agreements not a shield from federal action

|September 29th, 2021|

Arbitration agreements between employers and workers do not preclude the US DOL from taking action on behalf of those workers, a federal judge ruled, allowing an independent contractor misclassification case to proceed.
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California employers face criminal liability for intentional unpaid wages

|September 29th, 2021|

A California law that makes intentional “wage theft” by employers a felony in the state of California applies to companies’ independent contractors as well as direct hires.
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Independent contractors: Florida businesses to report their data; pro-Grubhub ruling to be reconsidered

|September 22nd, 2021|

Certain Florida businesses to submit new hire information for ICs and a federal judge must reconsider her ruling that Grubhub Inc. was correct to treat a delivery driver as an independent contractor.
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Misclassification roundup: $7.3 million lawsuit settlement; $235,000-plus DOL recovery

|August 25th, 2021|

A medical technology firm settled a misclassification suit for $7.3 million and agreed to reclassify sales associates as employees; the DOL recovered more than $235,000 for 131 home health aides misclassified as independent contractors.
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NLRB general counsel’s memo provides roadmap for different direction

|August 17th, 2021|

NLRB’s new general counsel issued a memo plotting a revised ‘roadmap.’ It signals a rapidly changing ideology and significant changes to labor law precedent in cases involving employee status, handbook policies and more.
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Opponents of Massachusetts IC ballot initiative ask AG to rule proposal unconstitutional

|August 17th, 2021|

Opponents of a ballot initiative similar to California’s Proposition 22 asked the Massachusetts attorney general to declare the proposal unconstitutional.
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