Posted in Ohio

Misclassifying workers can cause tax woes

From Cincinnati.com: Advantages of hiring an employee • The hourly wage for an employee is usually less…

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Posted in Misclassification

DOL Officials Discuss Misclassification Enforcement, Minimum Wage During Workplace Panel

From Littler — Labor Secretary Thomas Perez claimed increasing the federal minimum wage is the “centerpiece” of…

Posted in Misclassification South Dakota

Independent contractor vs. employee: Were employment discrimination claims valid?

From HR.BLR.com — The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals found that a pathologist was an independent contractor…

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Posted in North Carolina

No workers comp benefits due taxi driver after being shot by passenger

From Business Insurance —  A three-judge panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals [found]… that Mr….

Posted in Misclassification

Employee Or Independent Contractor? Bigger Than Immigration

From Forbes — Robert W. Wood writes — As we face immigration reform, tax reform and many…

Posted in Misclassification

Independent No More: The Crackdown on the Use of Independent Contractors

From Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC and JDSupra —  federal courts use an “economic realities” test to determine whether…

Posted in Connecticut

Independent Contractor vs. Employee? or How much trouble could you be getting into with sub-contractors?

From the Russell Agency — “Connecticut does not employ a statute or regulation-derived list of factors to…

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Posted in Misclassification

Contractor or Employee? Silicon Valley’s Branding Dilemma

From Forbes — Handy, a startup that lets users book cleaners and handymen, hires its workers as…

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Posted in Kansas

Were Truck Drivers Employees Despite Terms of Agreement?

From Bloomberg BNA — The drivers were employees under the Kansas Wage Payment Act, not independent contractors…

Posted in Massachusetts

Independent Contractors, Employers, and Unemployment Benefits in Massachusetts

From Go Local Worcester — The November 12, 2014 case of Subcontracting Concepts, Inc. v. Commissioner of…

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Posted in Nevada

How to know whether you’ve got an employee or independent contractor

From Vegas Inc. — “The Nevada Supreme Court recently adopted the federal economic realities test to determine…

Posted in Misclassification

I’ve hired an independent contractor. What legal concerns should I have?

From Integrated General Counsel, a one-minute video on the legal concerns of hiring an independent contractor.