Posted in Washington

Dishonest contractors cheat their workers

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

Posted in Misclassification

Are you actually an independent contractor? A rough diagnostic.

  From the The Washington Post — “Perhaps the most relevant question in the workplace today — and one…

Posted in Texas

Texas business, labor interests team to push for reforms

From the News Tribune –  ” An unlikely alliance between business and labor advocacy groups is pushing…

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Posted in Misclassification

Tax cheats prey on immigrants in construction trade

  From The Seattle Times — “A nationwide McClatchy investigation found that in Southern states, where there’s a lack…

Posted in Misclassification North Carolina

Our View: Misclassifying employees cheats everyone

From fayobserver.com: Editorial — If your employer announced that your hourly job was being converted to independent-contractor status…

Posted in Freelancing

Freelancers increasing in numbers

  From delmarvanow— Rhonda Adams writes:  “Years ago when I started my own small business, I’d bristle…

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Posted in Misclassification

Employee misclassification crackdown: DOL shells out millions to fund detection and enforcement

From HR.BLR.com, Jasmin M. Rojas, JD writes “For a while we have been telling you that the…

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Posted in Massachusetts Oregon

Can an Independent Contractor share your trade secrets?

  From the Oregon Business Report — “A recent case out of Massachusetts held that, as a matter of…

Posted in Misclassification

Be careful in just “doing something” about independent contractors

From the Beaufort Observer — “We would suggest that our politicians go slow on “fixing” this problem….

Posted in Illinois New York

New York, Illinois find success in tackling labor violations

  From newsobserver.com — Illinois and New York are national leaders when it comes to curbing worker…

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Posted in Misclassification

EDITORIAL: End ‘independent contractor’ tax dodge by construction companies

  From insurancenewsnet.com — “Going forward, though, a couple of corrective actions seem appropriate at the federal…

Posted in Misclassification

Who is an Employee, Joint Employee, or Independent Contractor? 

  From Brad Reid on the Huffington Post — “Five court decisions in August 2014 illustrate how…