Additional IRS Enforcement Agents Will Likely Support Worker Misclassification Initiative

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Additional IRS Enforcement Agents Will Likely Support Worker Misclassification Initiative
June 30th, 2016

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen recently announced that the agency is moving forward with hiring hundreds of additional agents. As you might expect this has started a debate about exactly how those new resources should be utilized, with many experts predicting a greater focus on misclassified independent contractors.

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Fear Not the “Papertrail” of Misclassified Independent Contractors
June 28th, 2016

In order to implement a compliant IC program, significant investigation into the current state of the program must be undertaken. Certainly, compliance cannot be achieved without a thorough understanding of the client program as a whole, and identifying the business areas and processes which place the client at the greatest risk for worker misclassification.

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US Department of Labor and the Virginia Employment Commission Sign Agreement to Protect Workers from Misclassification
June 23rd, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and the Virginia Employment Commission have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding intended to protect employees’ rights by preventing their misclassification as independent contractors or other non-employee statuses.

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FedEx Delivers a $240 Million Settlement in IC Misclassification Lawsuits
June 21st, 2016

Last week FedEx announced that it had reached a settlement of independent contractor class action lawsuits in 20 states. The $240 million settlement was with its Ground Division drivers, and is still pending court approval. This settlement follows a $226 million dollar settlement announced last year, in the California class action against it.

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Court Ruling on Exotic Dancers Provides Important Reminders for Enterprise Buyers of Contingent Labor
June 16th, 2016

After reading that headline you might be asking yourself, “what on earth can an enterprise client learn from a strip club?” It is true that exotic dancers are not a category of worker that most organizations have to contend with, and to my knowledge is not one that any of TalentWave’s enterprise clients have ever […]

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South Dakota Joins US Department of Labor to Protect Workers from Misclassification
June 14th, 2016

South Dakota has become the 30th state to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the US Department of Labor (DOL) to combat workers’ misclassification as independent contractors or other non-employee statuses. With their three-year agreement, the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation and the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will […]

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Research Reveals the Top 10 Industries for Independent Workers
June 10th, 2016

Recent research shows that the most popular industries for independent workers (often referred to as freelancers, consultants, gig workers, Independent Contractors, etc.) probably aren’t what you’d think. This changing landscape presents a new challenge to workers, and industry for building the required skills, and also for connecting flexible workers to projects.

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The Importance of Vendor Compliance
June 7th, 2016

Because so many companies in today’s economy utilize subcontractors for the efficiency and cost savings that they provide, it is essential that they have a thorough understanding of how a vendor/subcontractor program works.

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Survey Illustrates Common Independent Worker Engagement Mistakes
June 2nd, 2016

A core principle of proper worker classification and engagement is the recognition that employees are different than independent workers, and they should be treated as such. We often see companies that engage independent workers make the same common mistakes by treating these two categories of workers similarly.

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