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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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