Archive for the ‘Independent Contractor’ Category

I’m Independent Coalition Rally Urges Legislators to Protect Independent Contractors

Hundreds of independent contractors gathered at the State Capitol yesterday to urge policymakers to suspend any application of a recent court ruling to allow time to decide the best test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor. The workers at the rally included physicians, insurance agents, taxi drivers, rideshare drivers, salespeople and speech therapists, among […]

16 Aug 18 - Independent Contractor - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Nail Salon Fined $1.2 Million for Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors

Just because you want a worker to be an independent contractor, or the worker prefers being an independent contractor, does not make it so. Worker misclassification is the practice of knowingly misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor. And liability in this area became even more complex when the California Supreme Court recently set forth […]

3 Aug 18 - Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

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 »