Agencies Involved with Worker Misclassification Claims

Agencies Involved with Worker Misclassification Claims
October 29th, 2015

The risks associated with IC misclassification are widespread, and an increasing number of federal and state agencies are focused on the issue. In this article we’ll present an overview of the regulatory bodies at different governmental levels responsible for various aspects of IC misclassification.


9 Critical Workforce Trends for Today’s HR Leaders – (part 1)
October 27th, 2015

2 part series on critical workforce trends for today’s HR leaders, examining the macro workforce and workplace trends, and also some forward-thinking ideas and progressive strategies for HR practitioners to build and manage the flexible workforce their organizations need to succeed.


When Independent Contractor Classification is Done Correctly
October 22nd, 2015

While most government agencies have a bias towards all workers being classified as employees, it is important to note that in today’s new and global market, there are independent contractors being utilized correctly by companies everywhere.


Synergy ICon Announcement
Synergy Services Joins Forces with ICon Professional Services
October 20th, 2015

Today we begin an exciting new chapter in our corporate history! In case you missed it yesterday, Synergy Services announced that it has merged with ICon Professional Services.


NC State Seal
An Update on the Stalled North Carolina Employee Fair Classification Act
October 15th, 2015

We expect North Carolinas proposed Employee Fair Classification Act will likely be revisited and most likely enacted during the 2016 session. Since many other states are considering similar legislation it is instructive to look at some of the more interesting details.


US Department of Labor
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals says DOL Pushed Too Far in Worker Misclassification Case
October 13th, 2015

Recently, the DOL was found to have gone too far in in its pursuit of a worker misclassification case. In a rare, public reprimand of the agency’s tactics, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals assessed large monetary sanctions against the DOL for a frivolous lawsuit.


The Impact of Exemption Misclassifications
October 8th, 2015

We often discuss independent contractor misclassification and the significant risk it can present to employers. Today we’ll cover another significant form of misclassification that often occurs: exemption misclassification.


Best Practices to Become a Client of Choice for the Flexible Workforce
October 6th, 2015

Progressive organizations are learning they must become a “client-of-choice” in order to attract and retain the flexible workers they need to get vital work done.


Economic Realities Test: Do You Truly Have an Independent Contractor?
October 1st, 2015

In a real-world example, when engaging a high-level software developer and the economic realities test is applied, an employer can be left in a challenging worker classification predicament. Let’s take a look at applying the economic realities test in this situation.


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