Tag: independent contractor liability

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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Cable Company’s Installers Were Misclassified as Independent Contractors: Another Business that Failed to Properly Structure and Document Its Independent Contractor Relationship

The U.S. Department of Labor recently scored a meaningful victory in yet another court case where a company failed to structure, document, and execute properly an independent contractor relationship with workers who were paid on...

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Independent Contractor Misclassification Ruling in Favor of FedEx Ground Confirms Critical Role of IC Agreements and Policies and Procedures in Class Action Litigation

Last month, the federal district court judge assigned to handle dozens of state law class action claims brought around the country against FedEx Ground by its drivers, who have claimed they are “employees” misclassified as...

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Update: New York’s Construction Industry Misclassification Law Takes Effect Today; Ends Lawful Use of Many Independent Contractors and Requires Posting of Government Notice

The New York Construction Industry Fair Play Act goes into effect today, as previously noted in a detailed posting on this site  and in an article published in the New York Law Journal by a publisher of this blog.  From this...

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