Brittany J. Muirhead, Esq.

Brittany Muirhead is a Legal & Compliance Analyst for TalentWave.

Posts by Brittany J. Muirhead, Esq.:

ABC independent contractor test used in Dynamex ruling
May 10th, 2018

The California Supreme Court published their long-awaited Dynamex decision on April 30, 2018. The court had been asked to determine which standards apply when evaluating whether workers are employees or independent contractors under California’s Wage Orders. Wage Orders in California dictate the wage, hour, and working condition requirements for specific industries, including the manufacturing industry, […]


Why Independent Contractors Lack Protection Under Sexual Harassment Laws
November 30th, 2017

A half-century-old policy doesn’t protect ICs – and didn’t see the rise of independent work coming Allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood execs, politicians, comedians and TV personalities have dominated the news. They’ve prompted a movement to expose sexual offenders beyond powerful public figures and uncover a culture of misconduct that crosses socioeconomic strata – […]


Independent Contractors by Default?
August 14th, 2017

Working in the world of independent contractor compliance, I often hear the phrase “Doesn’t that make him an independent contractor by default?” From MSP program managers to procurement directors and beyond, the desire for a “default” independent contractor status is pervasive.


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.


Intellectual Property and Engaging Independent Contractors – Who owns what?
November 17th, 2015

Appropriate workers classification, though important, is not the only risk that consulting buyers face. Intellectual property concerns should also be addressed any time a business engages with an Independent Contractor to create, develop, or deliver a product, idea, or service for their business.


An Overview of Different Business Structures for Independent Contractors
November 5th, 2015

The art of classifying Independent Contractors requires a thorough understanding of various business organizations and the nuances that each type of set up entails. In this article we’ll review the different business structures that an Independent Contractor could choose.


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