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New Jersey (NJ) Poised to Pass the Portable Benefits Act for Independent Contractors

Executive Summary: The New Jersey Legislature appears poised to pass S67, the Portable Benefits Act for Independent Contractors, in the upcoming lame-duck session. If passed, the Governor is expected to sign the bill before the end of the year. The bill doubles down the current administration’s effort to end misclassification of independent contractors by creating […]

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One Size Does Not Fit All When It Comes To The Use Of Independent Contractors

Over the last 30 plus years, dealing with whether workers are properly classified as INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS has taken on various shapes and forms. For one, the social and political climate has largely dictated peaks and valleys with government enforcement on the use of INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. Even when you think you have properly navigated through the […]

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New Jersey Targeting Companies Using Independent Contractors

Not only has the new Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order to seek out companies that utilize independent contractors through the creation of a Task Force, New Jersey has just past a law that will govern how the new sick pay rule will be interpreted if a worker is classified as an independent contractor. […]

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Recent Highlights on the Use of Independent Contractors

North Carolina passes a new law effective July 1, 2018 known as-the Employee Fair Classification Act and creates a new Section called the Employee Misclassification Section. What does this mean? Once a violation becomes known, all North Carolina government agencies are notified as are federal agencies where they are legally bound to do so. All […]

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The Questionable Employment Tax Practices (QETP) Initiative

THE FACTS: The Questionable Employment Tax Practices (QETP) initiative continues to be in effect. This enables the IRS and States to share Employment Tax Examination Results, including other information when you are paying 100 recipients. Over 30 states have entered into agreements to share the results of employment tax examinations. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) participants […]

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9th Circ. Temporarily Blocks Seattle’s Uber, Lyft Union Law

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday it was blocking the law pending an appeal by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which […]

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Newspaper Delivery Persons Not Considered Employees, Do Not Qualify for Certain Benefits

A New York Senate bill has excluded newspaper delivery persons from all connection to the terms “employee,” “employer,” and “employment” …barring certain conditions. Newspaper delivery companies in New York should be cautiously optimistic about the implications of this law. New York Senate Bill No. 6469 New York Senate Bill No. 6469 excludes newspaper delivery persons […]

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Drivers’ Claims Should Not Have Been Dismissed Without A Trial

The United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit Finds Drivers’ Claims Should Not Have Been Dismissed Without A Trial In Light of Conflicting Evidence   An employee misclassification lawsuit filed by former and current delivery drivers against a transportation company, TXX, Inc., was dismissed by a federal district judge.  This, however, was not the end […]

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How the Trump Administration Will Impact Companies that Use Independent Contractors

With President-elect Donald Trump preparing to take office in 2017, everyone is wondering, “How will this affect me?” Businesses that use Independent Contractors (ICs) are particularly interested in how this change in administration will affect them. While exact details remain to be seen, there will likely be a change in the federal government’s approach to […]

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Freelance Isn’t Free: The Potential Business Consequences of New York City’s Newest Independent Contractor Law

New York City’s newest independent contractor law could have an enormous impact on businesses that use ICs. On November 16, 2016, Mayor de Blasio officially signed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, and the law could have serious consequences for businesses that use ICs in New York City. The Freelance Isn’t Free Act Under the new […]

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