A Surprising Development in North Carolina Worker Misclassification Bills

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A Surprising Development in North Carolina Worker Misclassification Bills
December 29th, 2015

The consolidated North Carolina Employee Fair Compensation Act was left unfinished at the close of the 2015 legislative session. In a surprise development, last week Governor Pat McCrory took matters into his own hands and signed an executive order creating a new office to address worker misclassification.

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Oregon Offers More Clues on Independent Contractor Classification
December 21st, 2015

The misclassification of drivers of cars for hire has been in the news a lot lately. While this category of worker is not one that we typically find in our enterprise client programs, the topic does offer important clues as to how government agencies determine worker classification.

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Potential Worker Misclassification Risks with SOW Vendors
December 17th, 2015

Engaging with a corporation does not automatically protect your company from worker misclassification risks. We are frequently asked by clients to help them manage the risks surrounding professional services vendors who perform work on a SOW basis for the benefit of the client company.

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The Many Potential Pitfalls of Worker Misclassification
December 15th, 2015

Worker misclassification is a growing area of concern for US employers. In 2015 we saw significant federal and state regulatory agency activity around worker classification, and this trend is likely to accelerate in the coming year.

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Are Uber Drivers Employees or Independent Contractors?…Its Complicated!
December 10th, 2015

The Uber case study is of interest to our enterprise clients because of its size and complexity. While we typically engage a different category of workers (professional contractors) on behalf of our clients, the status of drivers is a great example of the challenges involved with proper worker classification across all the states in the US.

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TN Visa Sponsorship
December 8th, 2015

In today’s era of talent scarcity, recruiting exceptional talent can be difficult. Expanding your contingent workforce program to incorporate visa sponsorship may be a useful strategy to finding the right worker. While there are dozens of different types of visas that allow foreigners to work in the US, the easiest and most inexpensive type is the TN visa.

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Finds Many Employers Misclassify Workers as Independent Contractors
December 3rd, 2015

Last week the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) released data showing they are on track for a second consecutive record-setting year in identifying workers misclassified as independent contractors. This is yet another example of the current heightened level of risk for employers.

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Wage and Hour Lawsuits Hit Highest Volume Ever Recorded
December 1st, 2015

As human resources, legal, and procurement professionals begin to develop their strategic plans for 2016 it is important to take stock of the current employment law environment. One significant trend is more workers alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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