North Carolina

North Carolina is latest to join Fed’s misclassification fight

  Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) reports that North Carolina signed an agreement with the United States Department of Labor (DOL) to work together to reduce the misclassification of workers. SIA reports: The US Department of Labor’s wage and hour division and the North Carolina Industrial Commission signed a three-year memorandum of understanding to work together…

NC cracks down on uninsured employers

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From the News & Observer, Mandy Locke and David Raynor report that North Carolina’s Industrial Commission is going after employers who fail to carry proper workers compensation insurance.  They write: In the last year, the state Industrial Commission, responsible for enforcing workers’ compensation laws, has cracked down on employers who fail to carry proper insurance.…

Governor McCrory Signs Executive Order to Crack Down on Employee Misclassification 

Governor McCrory signs Executive Order

The following is the press release from Governor McCrory’s office announcing the executive order establishing the Employee Classification Section within the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Governor Pat McCrory signed an executive order today to crack down on employee misclassification practices in North Carolina. Executive Order 83 establishes the Employee Classification Section within the North Carolina…

Three US states have already blessed Uber’s independent contractor employment model

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From Quartz, Alison Griswold reports that three states — North Carolina, Arkansas and Indiania — have pass laws that require Uber drivers be classified as independent contractors.  Alison writes: Uber has spent much of this year lobbying for legislation that accommodates their peer-to-peer ride operations. Those efforts have largely paid off: To date, more than 25…

Editorial: State lawmakers keep pressing independent contractor issue 

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From the Times-News, the editorial board of the Times-News opposes the proposed changes to the laws of North Carolina that would eliminate the exception for newspaper carries.  The editorial board supports the laws efforts to protect other workers, just not newspaper carriers.  Their editorial states: Allow us to be self-serving for a moment. One little-known…

State Senate OKs bill to clamp down on cheating on tax and labor laws

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From the News & Observer, Craig Jarvis reports that the North Carolina Senate approved a bill to address the misclassification of worker as independent contractors.  Craig writes The Senate on Thursday approved its version of a House bill that would address labor schemes that allow employers to skirt labor and tax laws by treating workers who…

The Employee Fair Classification Act 

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From JDSupra, Jeremy Falcone reports on a North Carolina bill sent from the House to the Senate to address the issue of employee misclassification.  Jeremy writes: The Act creates an Employee Classification Division within the Department of Revenue.  The Division would receive and investigate complaints of “employee misclassification,” defined as an employer’s avoidance of tax liability…

North Carolina House continues study of Misclassification Reform

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From JDSupra, McGuire Woods reports on the North Carolina Assembly including a House Committee t that was continuing to look at legislation to reform the laws governing the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.  They state: “House continuing study of H482, Employee Misclassification Reform On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, a five-person subcommittee of the House…

Virginia & North Carolina Launch New Initiatives on Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

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From, JDSupra, D. Earl Baggett, Edward Schenk III and Amanda Weaver of Williams Mullen report initiatives in Virginia and North Carolina to address the misclassification of workers as independent contractors instead of employees.  They discuss some of the factors that help determine if a worker is an employee or independent contractor and then write about…

NC Senate OKs employer fraud fix

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From WRAL.com, Laura Leslie reports that the North Carolina State Senate approved a bill that creates a new Employee Classification Division to investigate complaints of misclassification.  Laura writes: “State senators on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal to crack down on employers who misclassify employees as independent contractors. Sponsor Sen. Buck Newton, R-Wilson, credited a series…