Posts Tagged ‘independent contractors’

Dynamex Goes Back to the Future, DLSE Chimes in Too

Do you remember the movie “Back to the Future,” where a young Marty McFly goes back in time and, in doing so, potentially re-writes the present day?  Well movie fans, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is also going back to the future for an independent contractor/Dynamex-related case that has important implications for employers. In […]

16 May 19 - Independent Contractor - Erika Frank - No CommentsRead More »

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 an independent contractor or employee under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A VMC operates in the “on-demand” or “sharing” economy and is generally an online and/or smartphone-based referral […]

9 May 19 - Independent Contractor - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

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 »

CalChamber Releases 2016 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce has released a preliminary list of job killer bills to call attention to the negative impact that 18 proposed measures would have on California’s job climate and economic recovery if they were to become law. The list is preliminary at this point because CalChamber expects to add more bills to […]

31 Mar 16 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »