Month: September 2014

Posted in California

The California “Work Made for Hire” Trap: Your Consultant May Be Your Employee

From Satya Narayan at the Royse Law Firm, PC Most consulting/ contractor agreements will include a boilerplate…

Posted in Misclassification

More Thought Leaders Call for Cracking Down on Worker Misclassification

From the Construction Citizen — “There is growing anger across the nation about the about the cancer of worker…

Posted in New Mexico

Study: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City says ACA could lead to more self-employment

From the Memphis Business Journal — “One of the supposed benefits of the Affordable Care Act is that it…

Posted in Washington

Dishonest contractors cheat their workers

From the The Bellingham Herald — “Fortunately, Washington is one of the states aggressively chasing the cheaters. Olympian reporter…

Posted in Misclassification

Are you actually an independent contractor? A rough diagnostic.

From the The Washington Post — “Perhaps the most relevant question in the workplace today — and one that’s…

Posted in Texas

Texas business, labor interests team to push for reforms

From the News Tribune –  ” An unlikely alliance between business and labor advocacy groups is pushing…

Posted in Misclassification

Tax cheats prey on immigrants in construction trade

From The Seattle Times — “A nationwide McClatchy investigation found that in Southern states, where there’s a lack of…

Posted in Misclassification North Carolina

Our View: Misclassifying employees cheats everyone

From fayobserver.com: Editorial — If your employer announced that your hourly job was being converted to independent-contractor status…

Posted in Freelancing

Freelancers increasing in numbers

From delmarvanow— Rhonda Adams writes:  “Years ago when I started my own small business, I’d bristle when…

Posted in Misclassification

Employee misclassification crackdown: DOL shells out millions to fund detection and enforcement

From HR.BLR.com, Jasmin M. Rojas, JD writes “For a while we have been telling you that the…

Posted in Massachusetts Oregon

Can an Independent Contractor share your trade secrets?

From the Oregon Business Report — “A recent case out of Massachusetts held that, as a matter of law,…

Posted in Misclassification

Be careful in just “doing something” about independent contractors

From the Beaufort Observer — “We would suggest that our politicians go slow on “fixing” this problem….