Alabama

Eden: How to avoid worker misclassification

From OANow.com — Tommy Eden writes:  “The next time you are trying to decide how to properly classify someone as an employee or an independent contractor, understand that the right to control the means and manner of performance is a key factor — with about 20 other factors to boot. So ask yourself the following questions before…

Alabama joins fed’s misclassification battle

From Staffing Industry Analysts — “Alabama signed a memorandum of understanding to crack down on misclassification of employees as independent contractors, the U.S. Department of Labor reported yesterday. The department reported it has secured more than $18.2 million in back wages for more than 19,000 workers since it began signing memorandums of understanding with states…

Misclassification initiatives spread as Alabama signs formal pact with DOL

From Lexology — Margaret Santen Hanrahan wrote on the Ogletree Deakins blog “On October 2, 2014, the Alabama Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) entered into a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or agreement to share information regarding independent contractor misclassification. In signing this MOU, Alabama joined several other states that have…