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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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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New Florida Law Will Benefit Gig Economy Companies and Independent Workers
May 3rd, 2017

Florida is about to enact revolutionary new legislation that will ensure most ride-sharing drivers are independent contractors and not employees.

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US Department of Labor Launches Educational Webpage Focused on Independent Contractor Misclassification
December 28th, 2016

As yet another sign of its commitment to combatting independent contractor misclassification, the US Department of Labor recently launched a new educational webpage on the topic.

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EEOC Enforcement Priorities Now Include Worker Misclassification
November 2nd, 2016

The EEOC recently announced its updated strategic enforcement plan for fiscal years 2017 through 2021. The updated plan contains the organization’s priorities and strategies for enforcing laws and regulations on equal opportunity and freedom from discrimination in the workplace. In making the announcement, the EEOC reaffirmed six priorities identified in its previous strategic plan, released […]

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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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North Carolina Fights Worker Misclassification
North Carolina Becomes 33rd State to Join the DOL in Fighting Worker Misclassification
September 7th, 2016

Last week the US Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division and the North Carolina Industrial Commission signed a three-year memorandum of understanding to work together to reduce the misclassification of workers as independent contractors or other nonemployee statuses.

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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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The Growth of the Flexible Workforce
August 3rd, 2016

It is estimated that by 2020 more than 40% of the U.S. workforce will be independent – i.e. they are not employees of a company, but instead they have chosen to work on a contingent basis. This growing segment of workers is referred to by many different names, including: freelancers, temps, consultants, solopreneurs, ICs, contractors, […]

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