Archive for the ‘Independent Contractor’ Category

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 »

$226.5 Million Settlement in Independent Contractor Case Proceeds

In a closely watched case, a California federal court conditionally approved a $226.5 million settlement with FedEx drivers in a class action lawsuit filed in federal court in California. The lawsuit alleged that the drivers were improperly classified as independent contractors. The settlement is a result of a 2014 Ninth Circuit decision which rejected FedEx’s […]

22 Apr 16 - Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Misclassified Housecleaners Receive $50K Each in Back Pay

The California Labor Commissioner recently intervened on behalf of a group of housecleaners who were improperly classified as independent contractors and paid less than minimum wage with no overtime. The five housecleaners, who typically worked over 10 hours a day, will receive an average of $50,000 each in back pay. The investigation began last year […]

19 Feb 16 - Compensation, Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »