Tag: State IC Laws and Selected Bills

California Joins Growing Number of States to Enact Independent Contractor Misclassification Legislation: State adds new, costly penalties for willful misclassification, but protects the right of businesses to continue to legitimately use independent contractors

California joins a growing list of states that have enacted independent contractor misclassification legislation in the past four years.  This new law, signed by Governor Jerry Brown on October 9, 2011, adds harsh financial...

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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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Pennsylvania Cracks Down on Independent Contractor Misclassification in the Construction Industry; Governor Signs Law that Imposes Strict Standards, Substantial Fines, and Criminal Penalties

On October 13, 2010, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell signed into law the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act, joining a growing number of states that have targeted an industry where misclassification of employees as...

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FedEx Ground Suffers a Setback in Illinois: Court Finds FedEx Misclassified Its Illinois Drivers as Independent Contractors

The first decision on the merits has been issued in the FedEx Ground class action “independent contractor” cases. . . . On May 28, 2010, Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr., the judge assigned to hear and decide all of these Fed Ex Ground cases, granted summary judgment in favor of the Illinois plaintiffs on their wage claims under the Illinois Wage Act. . . . The decision by Judge Miller is limited to the statutory claims under a single state’s wage law. He expressly noted in his decision that he was not deciding the common law claims brought by the Illinois plaintiffs. Nonetheless, this decision by Judge Miller is a partial setback for Fed Ex, which has experienced mixed results in the courts to date.

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