Indiana

Adolay: The consequences of improper employee classification 

Indiana

  From the Indiana Lawyer, Amy Adolay discusses some of the consequences of misclassifying workers as independent contractors. Amy writes: Improper classification of an employee as an independent contractor can lead to issues under a host of federal and state laws. For example, companies can expose themselves to minimum wage and overtime claims, wage payment…

Indiana joins other states in rejecting joint employment for franchisors

Indiana

  Reuters reports that Indiana has amended its laws to prevent franchisors from being considered employees.  Franchisees are independent contractors absent a written agreement.  Reuters reports: Indiana has become the latest state to amend its labor laws to prevent franchisors from being considered joint employers in the wake of a landmark National Labor Relations Board…

Drop in number of self-employed Indiana residents raises concerns about missed opportunities

From the Daily Journal — “What those numbers mean for the self-employed is uncertain, but fewer people working for themselves isn’t a good statistic, Cutter said. “What it means is the economy isn’t living up to its potential,” Cutter said. “A decline in entrepreneurs means lost opportunities. It limits the chances for another Sweetwater Sound or…