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January 21, 2020

Fixing AB5 for Employers

Yesterday in the San Diego Union Tribune, Attorney Dan Eaton points out how CA AB5 stakeholders, both affected employers and independent contractors, must be included in legislative dialogue. Click here…

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January 16, 2020

More Lawsuits, Classify Your Workers Carefully

Iowa-based Linn Star Transfer is being sued by nine CA independent appliance delivery workers whom own LLCs to compete for contracted work. Read what Fox2 KTVU reports here.

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January 16, 2020

$20M Enforcement vs Large Gig Economy Companies

The Stanford Daily reports California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his intention to budget more than $20 million to enforcement of Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), known informally as the “gig-economy…

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January 15, 2020

Not Just CA Contractor Issues

Contractor issues across the US prompted the IRS Three-Factor Test: behavioral control, financial control, and relationship control. Carrie Hoffman of Foley & Lardner LLP shares insight: Regardless of the test…

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January 10, 2020

Independent Contractor Laws Stayed, TROs Filed

January 7, Lilah Sutphen reported: as expected, two new California laws relating to arbitration and independent contractor status that were set to take effect on January 1, 2020 were promptly…

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January 6, 2020

Jobs Killed, Employers Forced to Comply in CA

Forbes reported last week regarding California’s AB5 legislation going into effect: With some exceptions, the law takes aim at the new gig economy and independent contractors, forcing businesses to choose…

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December 31, 2019

Rethink Staffing – Are You Compliant?

Joyce Rosenberg, Associated Press, reports in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: A California law that makes it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors takes effect next week,…

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December 26, 2019

Virginia Joins the Hunt for Employer Violations

Read more about the Inter-Agency Taskforce on Misclassification and Payroll Fraud and how Virginia employers will be scrutinized. 

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December 25, 2019

CA Grinch Steals Christmas

Michael Watson writes workers beware major labor unions bearing “gifts.” California has given us yet another case study in union “gifts” to workers backfiring, passing a union-favor law which led…

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December 24, 2019

Misclassification Legally Just or Unjust?

JDSUPRA reports “Independent contractor misclassification” is a phrase that is misunderstood, misapplied, and misused – constantly.  It is used to cover an array of disparate forms of IC misclassification: unpardonable; uninformed;…

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December 23, 2019

Gig Economy Companies in Danger

TechRepublic tells the story, click here to see the impact on your business!

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December 20, 2019

Contagious Reclassification Hits NY

The New York Post reports a bill very similar to California’s was introduced last week by New York state Sen. Robert Jackson and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, above. How bad has…

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December 19, 2019

Real Estate Owners and Landlords Targeted in Gig Misclassification War

Patricia Sullivan reports from Arlington VA regarding more gig economy casualties projected, this time real estate owners and landlords which puts more pressure on employers to classify correctly. Read more.

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December 17, 2019

Are You or the Hiring App Liable for Misclassification?

Companies using on-demand hiring apps and businesses who benefit from independent contractors engage in costly risks of liability more than ever after the gig economy employee lawsuit debacle. Read more…

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December 16, 2019

NJ Law Journal Board Opposes Independent Contractor Removal Efforts

To read the Law Journal Editorial Board’s December 15th analysis regarding employee misclassification measures click here.

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December 9, 2019

Travel Industry Cautions NY Legislators Regarding Employee Classification Witchhunt

On Friday, the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) cautioned the New York State Assembly that pursuing legislation with a narrow definition of employees and independent contractors (IC) could greatly…

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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…