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 […]
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.
May 3rd, 2017
Florida is about to enact revolutionary new legislation that will ensure most ride-sharing drivers are independent contractors and not employees.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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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