The U.S. Contingent Workforce Challenge

The U.S. Contingent Workforce Challenge
May 31st, 2016

Driven by seismic shifts in the workforce and the workplace, the world of work continues to rapidly evolve. The contingent workforce continues to grow, with many experts predicting it could approach 50% of the total US workforce by 2030. This evolution is being caused by a number of demographic, psychographic, and firmographic trends.


Millennials in the Changing Workforce
May 26th, 2016

As Millennials enter the workforce in greater numbers, there is a concern from the existing workforce as to how to adapt to this newest generation. Rather than rushing to judgment about this newest generation, perhaps we should take the opportunity to consider that Millennials can offer a positive step in the evolution in our workforce.


What is an Independent Contractor?
May 24th, 2016

Many organizations are legitimately confused about how to properly classify individuals as independent contractors versus employees, and as a result expose their company to significant risk.


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Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Expanding Overtime Eligibility
May 19th, 2016

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its Final Rule to implement President Obama’s March 13, 2014 directive to “modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations.” This long awaited new Rule will be taking effect Dec. 1, 2016, and is estimated by the DOL to expand overtime protection to more than 4.2 million additional workers.


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The New Federal Trade Secrets Law Also Applies to Independent Contractors
May 17th, 2016

The new Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) legislation also applies to the workplace. Of significant note to enterprise clients who engage independent workers, the new workplace provisions are not limited just to employees, Congress specifically expanded the scope of the DTSA to cover independent contractors as well.


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NLRB Argues Misclassification as an Independent Contractor is an Unfair Labor Practice
May 12th, 2016

In yet another attack on independent workers in the emerging 1099 economy, the Regional Director for the National Labor Relations Board’s Los Angeles office recently issued an unfair labor practice complaint alleging that it is a violation of the National Labor Relations Act for an employer to misclassify an employee as an independent contractor.


“Direction and Control” Pivotal Factors in Classifying Orchestra Musicians as Employees, Not Independent Contractors
May 10th, 2016

Worker misclassification, specifically workers categorized as independent contractors who really should have been somebody’s employee, has become an almost daily front page news story. In a recent case a group of orchestra musicians were found to be employees and not independent contractors.


On-Demand Drivers Must Obtain Business Licenses in Order to Drive in San Francisco
May 5th, 2016

In the latest wrinkle to the continuing saga of on-demand workers in the new 1099 economy, the City and County of San Francisco will begin enforcing the requirement for Lyft and Uber drivers who are classified as independent contractors to obtain a business license.


Vermont Resurrects Abandoned Independent Contractor Bill
May 3rd, 2016

In a surprise political move, the Vermont bill seeking to clarify who can be classified as an independent contractor by employers was recalled to the House floor Thursday by Democrats after they got wind of a Republican effort to do the same.


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