Archive for the ‘Independent Contractor’ Category

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 »

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 […]

26 Sep 16 - Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Webinar on Consequences of Misclassifying Independent Contractors

Have you designated your California worker as an independent contractor or employee, and do you know the difference under California law? These are multimillion-dollar questions as class action “misclassification” lawsuits continue to rise at the federal and state levels. It’s not just unhappy workers igniting the firestorm. Both the U.S. Department of Labor and California’s […]

24 Aug 16 - Independent Contractor - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »