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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…

Utah and Idaho Take Contrasting Approaches to Non-Compete Reform 

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  From the Non-Compete Law Blog,  Christopher H. Lindstrom and Robin Morse discuss recent changes in laws governing non-compete agreements and how Idaho’s pending legislation permits employers to enforce non-compete agreements against independent contractors.  Christopher and Robin write: Idaho Adopts Employer-Favorable Presumption of Irreparable Harm The neighboring state of Idaho went in another direction just…

Idaho’s Non-Compete Law Set to Enhance Employer Enforcement 

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  From Lexology, A. Dean Bennett reports on a new Idaho statute that strengthens the ability of a business to enforce a non-compete agreement against both employees and independent contractors. Dean writes: Idaho businesses will have an easier time enforcing non-compete agreements that restrict key employees and independent contractors from engaging in post-employment competition, thanks to a…

Idaho joins feds’ misclassification program

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From Staffing Industry Analysts, the announcement that the United States Department of Labor (DOL) signed an agreement to work with the Idaho Department of Labor.  It states: “Idaho is the 24th state to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Labor as part of its misclassification initiative. Other states signing the memorandum include…