Archive for the ‘Independent Contractor’ Category

California Supreme Court Adopts New Independent Contractor Test

The California Supreme Court has issued its much anticipated decision on which test should be applied when determining whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor (Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, No. S222732 (April 30, 2018)). The case involved delivery drivers that sued a nationwide package and delivery […]

2 May 18 - Independent Contractor - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. Department of Labor

Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Increases in 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced an increase to the minimum wage for federal contractors. Beginning January 1, 2018, the minimum wage for federal contractors performing work on covered contracts increases to $10.35 per hour from the current rate of $10.25 per hour. The required minimum cash wage that must be paid to tipped […]

2 Oct 17 - Independent Contractor, Minimum Wage - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Bad Publicity Leads to Recruiting Challenges

Word of mouth travels fast and can affect your company in countless ways. Many well-known companies are making news lately for alleged employment violations, including sexual harassment allegations, wage-and-hour violations and independent contractor issues. Besides the human cost to the employees involved and the monetary costs to the company, such as legal fees, potential fines, […]

20 Jul 17 - Compensation, Harassment, Hiring, Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

DOL Pulls Independent Contractor and Joint-Employer Guidance

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) said that it is withdrawing two guidance memos on joint-employer liability and independent contractor classification. These guidance memos were issued in 2015 and 2016 under the Obama administration. The short DOL statement notes that removing the guidance “does not change the legal responsibilities of employers under the Fair […]

8 Jun 17 - Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Make Sure You Correctly Classify Employees and Independent Contractors

Mislabeling a worker as an independent contractor can expose employers to significant legal liability. Class action lawsuits in this area continue to rise, and independent contractor arrangements are coming under increasing scrutiny from federal and state enforcement agencies. Federal enforcement agencies, such as the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and […]

16 Nov 16 - Independent Contractor - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »