Category: Independent Contractor

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How DOL Opinion Letter on ‘Gig’ Economy Workers Affects California

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an opinion letter, FLSA 2019-6, addressing whether a service provider for a virtual marketplace company (VMC) is…

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Informational Hearing Tuesday on Dynamex Decision

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision on which test should be applied when determining whether an individual is an…

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Independent Contractors’ ‘ABC Test’ Limited to Claims Arising Under a Wage Order

You may remember our previous blog post about the California Supreme Court’s rather groundbreaking decision about which test should be applied when determining whether an…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…