More Startups Are Hit with Independent Contractor Misclassification Lawsuits

More Startups Are Hit with Independent Contractor Misclassification Lawsuits
September 29th, 2015

In the continuing saga of worker misclassification in the on-demand economy, several more California-based startups were named in class-action lawsuits last week.

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Uber Appeals Class Action Status Ruling in California Drivers Lawsuit
September 24th, 2015

Uber has been in the news recently for classifying its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. Because it presents a unique glimpse into the complexities of IC classification, and the evolving flexible workforce, we’ve been posting regular updates on their challenges.

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How the ABC Test is Affecting Independent Contractor Classification
September 22nd, 2015

There are many different factors that must be considered in independent contractor classification, and no single factor provides a definitive answer. The task is made even more challenging because various federal and state agencies have elected to apply different definitions and standards.

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Hawaii Provides a Great Example of How Complicated Worker Classification Can Be
September 17th, 2015

Determining whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an IC is difficult. Each state has its own patchwork of federal, state, and local laws and standards that govern worker classification. For a great example of how complicated this can be, let’s look at the state of Hawaii.

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State of Hawaii and US Department of Labor Renew Agreement to Prevent Worker Misclassification
September 15th, 2015

Hawaii’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations recently agreed to renew its agreement with the US DOL to ramp up efforts to protect workers from being incorrectly engaged as independent contractors. The original 3-year agreement had expired in July.

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Two Recent Examples Illustrate the Costs of Worker Misclassification
September 10th, 2015

Some companies choose to fight worker misclassification charges in court. As these cases get decided we gain a rare public glimpse into the true costs of incorrectly classifying workers as independent contractors instead of employees.

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Happy National Payroll Week
September 9th, 2015

This week is National Payroll Week which celebrates the hard work by America’s 150 million wage earners and the payroll professionals who pay them.

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Vermont Joins DOL in Fight Against Independent Contractor Misclassification
September 8th, 2015

Last week Vermont became the latest state to sign a three-year memorandum of understanding with the US Department of Labor (DOL), joining a program designed to reduce the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.

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Too Many Employers in the Kitchen? The NLRB doesn’t think so!
September 3rd, 2015

Last week the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) chose to look past their standard joint employer rules which have been in place since the 1980s and instead decided to redefine who should be considered a workers employer.

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Uber Drivers Lawsuit in California is Granted Class Action Status
September 1st, 2015

A US District Judge in San Francisco ruled today that a lawsuit brought by Uber drivers may proceed as a class action. This significantly ramps up the pressure on Uber’s business model as they must now prove their drivers are independent contractors.

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Why a CFO Should Care About Total Talent Management
September 1st, 2015

In today’s fast-paced and global economy CFO’s are tasked with more than ever before, and often called upon to act as an internal business partner and advisor in many business disciplines far outside of the traditional bounds of finance and cash management. One of these emerging focal points for CFOs is total talent management.

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