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Independent Contractors Or Employees?

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 23, 2019 8:08:40 PM

While the Department of Labor seeks to assure some businesses that "gig economy" workers are not employees, the California Supreme Court might disagree.

 

A series of related events are shaking up employers who make use of independent contractors and workers classified as such who feel they should be classified as employees. Additionally alarming for employers, especially in California, is the growing prospect of wage and hour lawsuits.

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Topics: independent contractors, dol fsla, wage and hour compliance, gig economy, ABC Test

Employers Win In Recent Employee Classification Ruling

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 19, 2019 11:06:53 AM

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued an employer-friendly decision for determining whether workers are employees or independent contractors.

 

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Topics: independent contractors, employee classification, gig economy, NLRA, Title VII

Workforce Management For Part-Time Workers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Oct 11, 2018 1:31:30 PM

Part-time and flextime workers are a growing trend. One of the challenges facing HR professionals and managers is how to effectively manage part-time employees. 

 

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Topics: policies and procedures, handbook, workforce management, gig economy, management practices

Employee Classification, The ABC Test, And California Employers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Aug 8, 2018 11:44:49 AM

What was once a common approach to an alternative business model in California is being threatened. Building a workforce primarily of independent contractors may no longer be a viable option for California employers.

In 2018, California’s Supreme Court ruled on Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County. Their ruling has now made it more difficult for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors.

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Topics: independent contractors, employee classification, contractors, gig economy, benefits

Independent Contractor Status Is Now Threatened In California

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 26, 2018 11:30:33 AM

The California Supreme Court recently issued a major decision establishing a new misclassification test based on the presumption that all workers are employees.

California’s Supreme Court ruling in the appeal of Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County issued on April 30, 2018, has made the determination test much more stringent. With this single decision, the court has essentially transformed millions of independent contractors into full-time employees.

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Topics: independent contractors, employee classification, DOL, compliance mistakes, gig economy

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