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Gig Economy Portable Benefits Bill Introduced In Washington State

  From JDSupra, Richard Meneghello discusses a proposal in Washington that would create a system of portable benefits.  Richard…

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Transgender Video Game Industry Employee Converted to Independent Contractor Status Raises Misclassification and Discrimination Claims

  From JDSupra, Richard J. Reibstein discusses a case in Washington in which an employee moved to…

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Washington Federal Court Decertifies Class of Insurance Agents Alleging Entitlement to Overtime

From Baker Hostetler’s Employment Class Action Blog, Gilbert Brosky discusses the recent Washington case in which the…

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Floor Covering Installers were Employees and not Independent Contractors

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

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Dishonest contractors cheat their workers

From the The Bellingham Herald — “Fortunately, Washington is one of the states aggressively chasing the cheaters. Olympian reporter…

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Independent Contractors: What’s the Difference between an Independent Contractor and an Employee?

  From the Law Office of Susan K. Fuller, PLLC — “Many small business owners would like to…

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Wash. Court of Appeals Holds Independent Contractors Are Protected from Retaliation by the Wash. Law Against Discrimination

  From Stoel Rives LLP via JDSupra —  “[T]he Washington Court of Appeals’ recent ruling in Currier v. Northland…