Dan Evanoff

Dan Evanoff is the Compliance Director for TalentWave.

Posts by Dan Evanoff:

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.


When Independent Contractor Classification is Done Correctly
October 22nd, 2015

While most government agencies have a bias towards all workers being classified as employees, it is important to note that in today’s new and global market, there are independent contractors being utilized correctly by companies everywhere.


The Impact of Exemption Misclassifications
October 8th, 2015

We often discuss independent contractor misclassification and the significant risk it can present to employers. Today we’ll cover another significant form of misclassification that often occurs: exemption misclassification.


Economic Realities Test: Do You Truly Have an Independent Contractor?
October 1st, 2015

In a real-world example, when engaging a high-level software developer and the economic realities test is applied, an employer can be left in a challenging worker classification predicament. Let’s take a look at applying the economic realities test in this situation.


How the ABC Test is Affecting Independent Contractor Classification
September 22nd, 2015

There are many different factors that must be considered in independent contractor classification, and no single factor provides a definitive answer. The task is made even more challenging because various federal and state agencies have elected to apply different definitions and standards.


Who are the Biggest Losers When Companies Don’t Play by the Rules?
April 14th, 2015

All it takes is a few ‘bad eggs’ to make a mess of a situation for the rest of us. You’ve read about it for the past several years – “Get your contingent workforce under control or you will be at risk for employee misclassification.” In Obama’s Fiscal 2015 and 2016 budgets, employee classification has […]


Contractors Are Protected from Retaliation by the Washington Law Against Discrimination
December 7th, 2014

Independent Contractor termination no laughing matter A Washington Court of Appeals recent ruling confirms that bona fide independent contractors are entitled to the full protections of the Washington Law Against Discrimination (“WLAD”), including protection from retaliation. In Currier v. Northland Services, Inc. (NSI), an independent contractor’s contract was terminated after reporting a “racist joke” incident […]


Massachusetts Bill Gives Independent Contractors (ICs) Room to Move
September 16th, 2014

Non-Compete Restrictions for Independent Contractors Repealed In May the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development introduced House Bill 4082, with the goal to amend non-compete agreements and trade secret laws between ICs and employers. Section 11 of the bill specifically states: “Any written or oral contract or agreement arising out of an employment […]


Virginia throws a one-two punch to curb employee misclassification
September 10th, 2014

Virginia establishes a task force on worker misclassification and payroll fraud On August 14th Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 24 to establish an interagency compliance task force. “The purpose of the Taskforce is to develop and implement a comprehensive plan with measurable goals to reduce worker misclassification and payroll fraud in Virginia” says […]


Worker Misclassification Crackdown to Fund Projects?
July 24th, 2014

Proposed Bill Would Create Level Playing Field for Employers While Funding Transportation Projects        Late last month Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced new legislation that would help cover the costs of infrastructure projects in the state of Ohio while ensuring employees are properly classified. The Fair Playing Field Act would ensure that employees are not misclassified […]


Proposed IC Misclassification Bill Officially Introduced
May 18th, 2014

Congress Quietly Announces Bill with Expanded Requirements to Protect Contract Workers In November, TalentWave reported on the proposed Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2014, similar to the acts introduced in 2011 and 2013. At the time the bill had been introduced at a Senate Subcommittee meeting. Nearly six months later and without fanfare, Congress officially announced […]


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