Archive for the ‘Independent Contractor’ Category

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 […]

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Drivers misclassified as independent contractors.

NLRB Advice Memo: Independent Contractor Mistake is an NLRA Violation

State and federal enforcement agencies continue to crack down on the misclassification of independent contractors. Recently, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Office of General Counsel released an Advice Memorandum, which concluded that an employer’s misclassification of employees as independent contractors “interfered with and restrained” employees Section 7 rights. This is a new and expanding […]

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