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Federal Appellate Court Rules that Massachusetts’ Anti-Independent Contractor Law Can Be Challenged by Delivery Companies

The Massachusetts Delivery Association (MDA) has succeeded in its appeal of a federal district court’s dismissal of its lawsuit to invalidate the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law as an impermissible law “related to a price, route, or service of any motor … Continue reading

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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 penalties for companies and persons who engage … Continue reading

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Utah Legislators Seeking to Clamp Down on Creative Efforts to Avoid Labor Costs and Misclassification Liability

The Utah House approved on February 10, 2011 a bill (S.B. 35) targeting construction companies that classify individuals as owners in order to avoid paying for workers’ compensation insurance and unemployment insurance or withholding taxes.  The bill, called the Construction … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Labor Department Issues Notices and Complaint Forms Under Construction Workplace Misclassification Act

The Pennsylvania Construction Workplace Misclassification Act was signed into law on October 13, 2010.  Also called House Bill 400 and Act 72 of 2010, the new law went into effect on February 10, 2011. Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and … Continue reading

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Maine Governor Takes Positive Step to Clarify State Independent Contractor Laws

According to an article published in the Bangor Daily News on January 23, 2011, Maine Governor Paul LePage has abolished a task force created by his predecessor to examine independent contractor misclassification in Maine and instead has taken a step … Continue reading

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