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Three members of congress recently proposed a law called the “Worker Flexibility and Small Business Protection Act,” that would greatly expand the rights of temporary and independent workers, yet compromise employer flexibility and the desire by some workers to maintain their independence as contractors or temporary employees.read more
The end of July brought some interesting developments in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. First, on July 29, the Minnesota Supreme Court tossed common law on its head in a case involving Hospitals and Independent Contractor (IC) Physicians. Traditionally, the law in...read more
2020 has become another landmark year of transformational change for 1099 legislation, and most of it has flown under the radar. We have seen rapid and substantial legislative change in multiple states, groundbreaking lawsuits being filed and rapid shifts in the...read more
In March 2020, Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam signed into law, a series of employment-related bills that dramatically redefine Virginia’s employment laws with a focus on worker misclassification. This comes in response to a Q4 2019 Virginia Inter-Agency Taskforce...read more
On April 14, 2020 over 150 economists and political scientists in California published an open letter to California Governor, Gavin Newsom, and the California State Legislature asking them to suspend Assembly Bill 5 (AB5). AB5 is the historic law passed in 2019 which...read more
Five years ago, in an article for Workforce Magazine, I wrote about the need to create a third class of U.S. workers. This “Quasi-Independent Contractor (IC)” would better fit the economy and reality of modern times. A new class of worker that lays somewhere between a...read more
A recent research study by the Hinge Institute, reports that professional service organizations grew faster in 2019 than in the last five years yet they remain threatened by new competitors, commoditization, talent shortages and changes in buyer behavior. If you’re...read more
In a recent High Growth Study by Hinge Research Institute, 42% of consulting firms surveyed stated that NEW competition is a top threat. 40% said that the shortage of top talent was among their top five challenges. These pressures illustrate the complex forces that...read more
As we expected, after the Dynamex decision in April 2018, and the passing of AB5 in that same state in September 2019 other states are following California’s lead in narrowing the eligibility requirements for workers to be treated as independent contractors (ICs)...read more
When you begin to examine the business tax implications of California’s AB5 law, it’s easy to make things complicated. We’d like to simplify them. A quick recap First, though it’s been just over a month since California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5...read more