Dynamex ruling creates seismic shift in California labor law

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Dynamex ruling creates seismic shift in California labor law
May 16th, 2018

On April 30th, there was a tectonic shift in California that didn’t involve a major fault line. The California Supreme Court’s heavily-anticipated Dynamex decision resulted in what may become a new legal standard that will be applied, not just to this case, but broadly across the state. Specifically, the court departed from applying the previous […]

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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, […]

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Department of Labor Withdraws Recent Independent Contractor Misclassification Guidance
June 12th, 2017

The US Department of Labor issued a news release on June 7, 2017 announcing that it is withdrawing two recent administrative interpretations relating to misclassification of independent contractors and joint employment. These guidelines were widely interpreted as expanding the definition of an employee, thereby increasing the possibility of misclassification cases, and also expanding the concept of joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Pennsylvania Launches Worker Misclassification Campaign
Worker Misclassification Awareness Campaign Launched in Pennsylvania
October 25th, 2016

Following on the heels of their recent worker misclassification enforcement partnership with the DOL, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry has launched a statewide public awareness campaign about worker misclassification.

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Oklahoma Fights Worker Misclassification
Oklahoma Becomes 35th State to Sign Worker Misclassification Agreement with the DOL
October 6th, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division continues its aggressive push on worker misclassification enforcement. Recently the DOL and the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding…

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Nebraska 34th State to Join DOL to Prevent Worker Misclassification
Nebraska Becomes 34th State to Join DOL in Protecting Workers from Misclassification
September 27th, 2016

Nebraska Becomes the 34th State to Join the US Department of Labor in Protecting Workers from Misclassification

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and the Nebraska Department of Labor 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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PA to curb employee misclassification
U.S. Dept. of Labor & Pennsylvania Partner to Curb Employee Misclassification
August 24th, 2016

As part of its ongoing employee misclassification initiative, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), Bureau of Labor Law Compliance (BLLC), to coordinate efforts to prevent employee misclassification with respect to independent contractors or other non-employee statuses.

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Colorado Loses Millions Each Year to Businesses Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors
July 6th, 2016

It was recently estimated that the state of Colorado is losing significant amounts of money each year from employers dodging mandatory unemployment insurance premium payments. The loss was estimated by a Rocky Mountain PBS News analysis at about $23 million dollars a year since 2011.

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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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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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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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