Tennessee Targets Workers’ Comp Fraud in Construction Industry

From the Insurance Journal — “The Tennessee Department of Labor has been expanding efforts to uncover employer fraud within the construction industry. The efforts, aided by recent legislation,  will help identify employers who are paying workers under the table, intentionally misclassifying workers as independent contractors, and who are failing to report all wages paid.” Read…

Portrait of a Freelancer

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FedEx Ground Settles Drivers’ Independent Contractor Misclassification Case in Maine for $5.8 Million

From the Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Legal Blog — “141 drivers classified as independent contractors by FedEx Ground will receive $5.8 million in settlement of their misclassification lawsuit brought under federal and Maine wage and hour laws.  The amount includes their class counsels’ legal fees of $1.9 million.  Scovil v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., d/b/a FedEx…

Drop in number of self-employed Indiana residents raises concerns about missed opportunities

From the Daily Journal — “What those numbers mean for the self-employed is uncertain, but fewer people working for themselves isn’t a good statistic, Cutter said. “What it means is the economy isn’t living up to its potential,” Cutter said. “A decline in entrepreneurs means lost opportunities. It limits the chances for another Sweetwater Sound or…

EMPLOYEE V. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR – Advice for Small Business Owners

From Business and Employment Lawyer Lori Brown — “The next tip for those who own, or want to own, a small business: do not misclassify employees as independent contractors.  The reason that many small business owners want their workers to be independent contractors is because independent contractors are not covered by employment, labor, and related tax laws. …