New Hampshire

Two-part definition emerges in N.H. independent contractor debate

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From New Hampshire Business Review, Bob Sanders writes about a new proposed definition of independent contractor that is being considered by the New Hampshire legislature.  He reports that the bill was the effort of trying to merge definitions.  He writes about the criteria and opinions in favor of and opposed to the new definition.  He…

Have NH’s Agencies Finally Solved The Independent Contractor Inequity? HB 450 Passed By NH House Of Representatives

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From Mondaq, Beth A. Deragon from The McLane Law Firm writes about a bill in New Hampshire that attempts to define an independent contractor that would be used by the New Hampshire Department of Labor and New Hampshire Employment Security.  The New Hampshire House of Representatives passed the bill and it is now with the…

New Hampshire joins feds in independent contractor misclassification fight

From Staffing Industry Analysts — “New Hampshire signed a memorandum of understanding to crack down on misclassification of employees as independent contractors, the US Department of Labor reported yesterday. New Hampshire is the 17th state to sign a memorandum of understanding with the DOL as part of its misclassification initiative. Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii,…

State’s crackdown on worker misclassification not all it’s cracked up to be

From New Hampshire Business Review — “There is no question that the problem of misclassification is widespread in New Hampshire. Since 2012, the state Department of Employment Security has found cases of misclassification in 23 percent of the 922 audits it has conducted. That means that employers and employees avoided payroll deductions on some $37.7 million…

N.H. subcontractor cited for worker misclassification in Mass.

From the New Hampshire Business Review — Universal Drywall LLC, a New Hampshire company working as a subcontractor on the Job Corps Center project in Manchester, misclassified workers as independent contractors in Massachusetts to gain an unfair advantage over competitors who obeyed the law, according to a suit filed last week by the Massachusetts attorney…