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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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White Paper: Independent Contractor Misclassification Update 2012 – How Companies Can Minimize the Risks

“Misclassification of employees as independent contractors” is now a common phrase uttered by state and federal legislators and regulators. State task forces have been formed to crack down on businesses that do not pay unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation premiums … Continue reading

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Company Wins Driver Class Action Alleging Independent Contractor Misclassification

Editors’ Note: The court decision by a federal district court that was the subject of this blog post was appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which asked the New Jersey Supreme Court to articulate what test federal … Continue reading

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