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Misinformation about Independent Contractor Misclassification

A year and a half ago today, my blog post was titled, “How to Make Sense Out of All Those Alerts About IC Misclassification.”  I noted that, on a daily basis, I see an array of articles by lawyers warning businesses … Continue reading

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Obama 2.0 and Independent Contractor Misclassification: The Next Four Years of Federal Legislative and Regulatory Activity

The last four years started out with expectations that the federal government would enact legislation to curtail misclassification of employees as independent contractors (ICs).  Yet, not a single bill was enacted despite strong support by President Obama for Congressional action … Continue reading

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Misclassifying the “Underground Workforce” as a Form of Independent Contractor Misclassification

The lead story in today’s front page of the Texas Tribune reports on a hearing before the Texas Workforce Commission where the testimony focused on the intersection of undocumented aliens and independent contractor misclassification. The hearing was held in advance of the Workforce … Continue reading

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Military Government Contractor and Health Care Network Sued for Independent Contractor Misclassification

On October 2, 2012, a class action lawsuit was filed against MHN Government Services and its parent, Managed Health Network (MHN), claiming that the government contractor misclassified over 1,200 employees as independent contractors and, as a result, failed to pay … Continue reading

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Insurance Company Wins Challenge to its Independent Contractor Relationship with Agent

Having previously prevailed in two prior challenges by agents who claim they were not  independent contractors (ICs) but rather employees, an insurer wins for a third time in a lawsuit by a Washington State insurance agent. Claiming he was misclassified as an IC instead of an employee, the agent … Continue reading

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