Category: States

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Posted in Colorado

Employees or contractors? Last-minute bill in Colorado Legislature would sort out which is which

From the Denver Business Journal, Ed Sealover reports that a bill to define an independent contractor was…

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Posted in North Carolina

NC Senate OKs employer fraud fix

From, Laura Leslie reports that the North Carolina State Senate approved a bill that creates a…

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Posted in Arizona Misclassification Utah

Companies accused of misclassifying workers to pay $700k in back wages, penalties

From AZCcentral, Laurie Merrill reports that sixteen individuals agreed to pay $700,000 in back wages and penalties…

Posted in Massachusetts

Massachusetts says Taxi Drivers are Independent Contractors

In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) said that taxi drivers were independent contractors…

Posted in North Carolina Workers Compensation

NC workers’ deaths go uncounted

From the Charlotte Observer, Mandy Locke reports that workplace deaths of self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated companies…

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Posted in California

Motor Carriers Are Liable For Injuries to Drivers of Leased Vehicles Who Are Classified As Independent Contractors

From JDSupra, Karen L. Moore of Low, Ball & Lynch writes a recent decision that held that someone…

Posted in New Hampshire

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

From New Hampshire Business Review, Bob Sanders writes about a new proposed definition of independent contractor that…

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Posted in California

Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?

From JDSupra, Julie Brook discusses the standard for determining if a worker is an employee or independent contractor in…

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Posted in New Hampshire

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

From Mondaq, Beth A. Deragon from The McLane Law Firm writes about a bill in New Hampshire…

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Posted in Texas

6 Factors for Determining Whether a Worker Is an Independent Contractor

From Texas Lawyer, Jay M. Wallace, Lindsey L. Goldstein and Alana K. Ackels discuss 6 factors that…

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Posted in California Intellectual Property

Work Made For Hire Clauses in Contractor Agreements – Are You Really Getting What You Bargained For?

From WITI, Erica Bristol discusses the issues of having a “work made for hire” clause in a…

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Posted in Washington

Floor Covering Installers were Employees and not Independent Contractors

In B. & R Sales v. Washington Dept. of Labor & Industries, (2015 WL 1035902, 2015), the…