Tag: Federal IC Laws and Bills

New Misclassification Bill Introduced in Congress: The “Independent Contractor Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2012” Seeks to Eliminate “Safe Harbor” for Businesses

On December 12. 2012, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R. Minn.) introduced a bill that bears many similarities to a bill introduced earlier this year by 33 Democrats.  The Independent Contractor Tax Fairness and Simplification Act (H.R....

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Congress Reintroduces the “Employee Misclassification Prevention Act,” Which Would Create a Federal Offense for Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

Following on the heels of aggressive new measures announced by the U.S. Department of Labor and IRS in the past month and the recent enactment of a new California law to crack down on willful misclassification of employees as...

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While Federal Bills Would Crack Down on Misclassification, They Would Not Curtail the Use of Legitimate Independent Contractors For Those Who Make Timely Use of Compliance Alternatives

As noted in the preceding blog post on this site (see below), Congress has now introduced in this session of Congress two bills seeking to crack down on misclassification of employees as independend contractors: the Employee...

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