My Experience as a Freelance Writer

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  This post was written by a guest who requested anonymity.   Freelance writing is my passion and companion of days and nights. There was a time when this word (freelancing) was unknown for me, now this is the time when it has become my familiarity among my family, friends and intent community. This is…

Not Yet Time To Pop Champagne Corks After IC Guidance Withdrawn

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  From JDSupra, Richard Meneghello discusses the implications of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) withdrawn of its guidance on independent contractors.  Richard writes: Some analysts have said this development is “much ado about nothing,” that it is mere window dressing by the administration given that the informal guidance itself never really said anything new. Their view (which…

Court Approves Settlement of Misclassification Claim by Entertainment Publishing Freelancers

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  From JDSupra, Richard J. Reibstein discusses a settlement of a case of entertainment publishing freelancers including a video coordinator and assistant editor for social media.  Richard writes: COURT APPROVES CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT OF IC MISCLASSIFICATION CLAIM BY ENTERTAINMENT PUBLISHING FREELANCERS. A California state court judge has approved a $900,000 settlement of a class action lawsuit filed…

Judge finds NYC Uber drivers to be employees

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  From the Albany Times Union, Matthew Hamilton reports on a decision by an administrative law judge that allows Uber drivers to collect unemployment benefits.  Matthew writes: A state administrative law judge has ruled that three Uber drivers in New York City and “all others similarly situated” to them are considered employees, making them eligible for…

Idaho reports Fines of $240k in 2016 for Misclassification

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  From JDSupra, in the May 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update, Richard J. Reibstein reports on the fines imposed in 2016 on Idaho employers for misclassifying workers IDAHO REPORTS IC MISCLASSIFICATION FINES OF $240,000 IN 2016.  The Idaho Department of Labor assessed fines in 2016 of $240,000 against employers found to have misclassified workers…