All Items: Independent Contractors

  • Three More States Pair Up With US Department of Labor to Enforce Employee Classification Laws

    September 12, 2016

    The addition of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Nebraska brings to 34 the number of states that have partnered with the US Department of Labor as part of its Misclassification Initiative.

  • New York Expands Independent Contractor Task Force

    July 29, 2016

    A previous independent contractor task force established in 2007 has been merged with two other task forces to form the new Joint Task Force on Employee Classification and Worker Exploitation.

  • Fifth Circuit Grants New Protections to Independent Contractors

    February 12, 2016

    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled for the first time that Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act authorizes employment discrimination lawsuits filed by independent contractors. The court's ruling in Flynn v. Distinctive Home Care, Inc. is significant in its finding that the Rehabilitation Act offers broader protection than Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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News: HR guidance on legally classifying and managing independent contractors under federal tax and employment laws.