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January 2020 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Law News Update 

While selected states are in the midst of trying to crack down on independent contractor misclassification, the federal government is trying to clear a path and clarify the tests for independent contractor status under various federal laws.  As reported below, … Continue reading

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New Joint Employer Rule Will Impact Independent Contractor Misclassification Claims

Many companies that operate their businesses on an independent contractor model or supplement their workforce with ICs may be wondering if they will be impacted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule on joint employer status, which was informally … Continue reading

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November and December 2019 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Law News Update

Our combined news update provides guidance for companies that utilize independent contractors on what not to do.  The first lesson involves a company’s waiver of its best argument for compelling arbitration of an IC misclassification claim.  As we pointed out … Continue reading

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The Past Decade of Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Law

Ten years ago, when we began a legal blog dedicated to independent contractor compliance and misclassification, the landscape of the law involving ICs was quite different than today – although a great deal remains unchanged.  We summarize below over 250 … Continue reading

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A Solution to the “Five Degrees of Independent Contractor Misclassification”

“Independent contractor misclassification” is a phrase that is misunderstood, misapplied, and misused – constantly. It is used to cover an array of disparate forms of IC misclassification: unpardonable; uninformed; unprepared; unintentional; and unjust. [1] The phrase is warranted in situations when … Continue reading

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