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December 6, 2019

NJ Bill May Put Companies Out of Business

Joe Hernandez reports freelancers say N.J. independent contractor bill will still cost them work, and companies face going out of business. Read more.

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November 29, 2019

Freelancers Fear NJ Bill

Sonia Nieto-Munoz reports how New Jersey legislation is causing alarm and harm, ultimately forcing independent contractors to leave the state. It was billed as a way to protect workers in…

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November 27, 2019

Should Uber Give Thanks?

Last week may have signaled an early reason for Uber and gig economy companies to be thankful this holiday season. Courthouse News correspondent Nicholas Iovino reported from San Francisco: Despite…

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November 25, 2019

Connecticut Fines Employer

The state Department of Labor has fined two companies more than $270,000 for misclassifying workers, including many who are teenagers, at a Bozrah egg-producing poultry business to avoid higher taxes…

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November 20, 2019

‘Tis the Season – Contractor vs. Employees

Littler Publications shares 10 Issues employers need to pay attention to when approaching the holidays. Issue #2 being Contractors vs. Employees when conducting seasonal hiring.  Littler states as employers prepare…

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November 19, 2019

Uber’s $640M Tax Bill

The Associated Press reported New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties for misclassified independent contractors.  New Jersey’s labor department told Uber allegedly owes…

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November 18, 2019

Independent Contractor Wage Theft Twist

Last week Luke Darby outlined crimes against workers such as wage theft. Employers steal from workers reportedly to the tune of $8 billion when a company mislabels independent contractors. Read…

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November 15, 2019

Misclassified Employees Can Lead to Bankruptcy

Samson Amore tells how drivers who worked for Amazon won settlements forcing Scoobeez to reclassify and ultimately declare bankruptcy. Read more.

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November 14, 2019

Does Your Company Have More Contractors Than Employees? It’s Risky.

Minda Zetlin reports “Google works hard to keep the 121,000 contractors it employs separate from its permanent employees. The two groups wear different colored badges, contractors are barred from some…

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November 13, 2019

Does Outside Sales Mean Independent Contractor?

From the Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Legal Blog, Richard Reibstein divulges class action settlement between outside sales representatives and the cell phone sales company that contracted them. Richard writes:…

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November 8, 2019

Avoid Costly Lessons Learned by Fed Ex and Uber

Amidst rampant lawsuits Travis Crabtree, president and general counsel of Swyft Filings, looks at the issues Fed Ex and Uber weathered as the traditional workplace changes. See the consequences if…

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November 6, 2019

Newest Casualty Grocery Delivery App Employer

Kaiser Health News reported that San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott’s recently filed lawsuit targets yet another tech gig economy employer.  Have you classified contractors correctly? You may need Venture…