Audited Consultant Risk – Who is the Employer?!

Audited Consultant Risk – Who is the Employer?!
February 23rd, 2016

It has been said that the American dream used to be owning your own home. Today, there are many who say the new American dream is owning your own business. With the incredible growth of the independent workforce and client companies increasingly seeking out subject matter experts to perform project work, many of these new […]

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Labor laws for Independent Contractors Under Examination in Vermont
February 18th, 2016

The Vermont House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development recently met with labor leaders to gauge how new bills regulating independent contractor work can best suit both employers and employees. The bills under consideration could amend the definition of “independent contractor” for workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation purposes. Under the current classifications, some hiring entities worry they […]

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Louisiana Finds Record Number of Workers Were Misclassified as Independent Contractors
February 16th, 2016

In December we reported that the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) was aggressively auditing employers in order to identify workers who had been misclassified as independent contractors. Last week they released an update indicating that they had identified a record 19,956 workers that employers misclassified as independent contractors in 2015. LWC audited 1,068 employers in 2015. […]

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Labor Commissioner Gets Five San Francisco Workers $50k Each in Back Pay
February 11th, 2016

Yesterday the California Labor Commissioner announced a $265,000 settlement on behalf of five workers who were found to be misclassified as independent contractors by a San Francisco-based house cleaning service. While the positions are not typically those found in enterprise contingent workforce programs, the case does illustrate the level of risk companies run when they misclassify […]

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DOL to Enhance Its Contingent Workforce Reporting
February 9th, 2016

Many of today’s HR and Procurement professionals are chartered with running contingent workforce programs and solving the total talent management conundrum for their organizations. Part of their challenge is getting accurate data on the size and demographics of this vital, and growing, segment of the total workforce. So it is welcome news when the US […]

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The World Economic Forum Report on the Future of Jobs
February 4th, 2016

The World Economic Forum recently published a comprehensive analysis on the technological and sociological drivers of global employment. The report validates the accelerating impact of technology on global employment trends, and also highlights concerns that job growth in certain industries is being outpaced by large scale declines in other industries.

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Lyft Settles Worker Misclassification Lawsuit Without Having to Reclassify Drivers as Employees
February 2nd, 2016

Last week ride-sharing service Lyft Inc. agreed to pay $12.25 million in order to settle a lawsuit filed by a group of California drivers over their status as independent contractors and the handling of their expenses. Of significant note is the fact that it doesn’t require Lyft to change its business model which is heavily […]

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