Should Employers Keep Wage And Hour Records For Independent Contractors? 

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  From JDSupra, Bill Wright recommends that companies keep appropirate records of who is doing the work and the hours that they keep. Bill writes: The Department of Labor successfully stated a claim for record-keeping violations against a franchisor, because the franchisor failed to keep records on the hours worked by the specific individuals actually performing work…

Are Independent Contractor Classifications Becoming “Safer”? In a Word – No.

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  From The National Law Review, Christopher G. Ward warns that despite some indications that the risks of misclassification are diminishing, employers should still be careful to properly classify workers as employees or independent contractors. Christopher writes: One might be excused for thinking (from an employer-biased point of view) that the independent contractor minefield might be settling…

Notwithstanding Trump’s Efforts to Narrow Joint Employment Liability, Businesses Need to Remain Vigilant When Using “Independent Contractors”

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    From The National Law Review, Leonard V. Feigel discusses a recent case which, despite the Trump’s administration’s efforts limit a company’s exposure as a joint employer, found that a company was a joint employer and liable for labor law violations. Leonard writes: as we previously wrote about, federal agencies under Trump’s administration have taken steps…

N.J. sick leave law alters criteria for contractor status

  From CCJDigital.com, Jill Dunn reports that the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development proposes making the ABC test the test for determining if a worker is eligible for paid sick leave. The Department will have a hearing on November 13. Jill writes: New Jersey wants to only use the so-called ABC test to determine employment…

Uber CEO Eyes ‘Portable Benefits’ For Drivers 

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  PYMNTS.com reports that Uber is considering offering portable benefits to its drivers: Uber’s CEO revealed that the company is looking into offering its drivers health insurance and other benefits through a “portable” system that would cover contractors from job to job. “For the first time, I think we are now listening to our drivers, and we…