Utah

Newspaper carrier files lawsuit claiming unpaid tips, mileage expenses

newspaper delivery boy

  From Deseret News, Dennis Romboy reports that a former newscarrier has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was misclassified as an independent contractor.  Dennis writes: A former newspaper carrier sued the Newspaper Agency Corp. on Monday alleging it fails to pay mileage reimbursements and keeps tips intended for carriers on some routes. Joseph Goeckeritz…

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

construction worker

From AZCcentral, Laurie Merrill reports that sixteen individuals agreed to pay $700,000 in back wages and penalties after they misclassified more than 1,000 construction workers.  Laurie writes: “Sixteen Arizona and Utah defendants accused of misclassifying more than 1,000 construction workers agreed to pay $700,000 in back wages and penalties, the U.S. Department of Labor announced…

Utah unemployment claimant was an employee despite independent contractor agreement

From CCH — another reminder that having an independent contractor agreement is not conclusive if the relationship of the parties is more like an employer/employee — “Despite having entered into an agreement titled “Independent Contractor Agreement (Co-op)” with the company to deliver auto parts to its customers, the claimant was not independently established in a trade,…