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 […]
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, […]
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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