Nathan S. Gibson

Nathan S. Gibson is an independent worker compliance business partner who provides expertise and creative solutions to enhance workforce flexibility and maintain compliance with worker classification requirements. He helps mitigate the risks associated with the misclassification of self-employed consultants, freelancers and independent contractors.help provide them with a through contingent worker solution.

$6.5 Million Independent Contractor Misclassification Settlement Between Lowe’s and Its Home Improvement Contractors

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  From the  Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Legal Blog — “On Friday, May 23, 2014, Lowe’s Home Centers agreed to settle a class action brought by its home improvement contractors who allege that they were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. The maximum settlement amount, depending on the number of contractors who file claims, is…

How To Become Self-Employed

From Dream It, Plan it, Do it — “It is no easy task to become self-employed. On the contrary, it can be very daunting, but rewarding. Even so, there are countless people in the world who want to learn how to become self-employed. The rewards of learning how to be self-employed are many. Self- employment…

Arizona firm pays $600K in IC case; taking steps to prevent misclassification

From Staffing Industry Analysts — “An Arizona drywall contractor agreed to pay $556,000 in overtime back wages and liquidated damages to at least 445 current and former employees who had been misclassified as independent contractors by a staffing provider, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday. Paul Johnson Drywall Inc. will also take steps to ensure…

Worker Misclassification: How Job Titles Affect Workers’ Comp And Other Benefits

From the Digital Journal — “United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx Ground are major competitors in the U.S. package delivery service. UPS’ iconic brown and FedEx Ground’s navy blue uniforms are familiar to millions of people. For the delivery drivers, differences between the companies go much further than the color of the uniform. UPS considers its…

Rhode Island considering changes to worker classification regulations

  From  ICon Professional Services’ Blog — “The Rhode Island state legislature is considering a bill that would create uncertainty regarding the status of all independent contractors in the state, and many are concerned with the implications. Senate bill 2409, as it is known, would require the status of a worker to be determined by the Rhode Island…

Dental office worker misclassification

From DentistryIQ — “Sometimes, classifying employees for your practice is easy. If you hire someone to open the office and greet patients from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., you have an employee. However, if you hire a bookkeeper to prepare your corporate tax return, you’re using an independent contractor. In the past, dental practices frequently hired dental…

Colorado Supreme Court: independent contractor status dependent on totality of the circumstances

From Lexology — “The Colorado Supreme Court ruled yesterday that determining whether a worker is “customarily engaged in an independent trade, occupation, profession, or business” in order to be deemed an “independent contractor” under Colorado’s unemployment insurance benefits laws requires an evaluation of the totality of the circumstances surrounding the relationship between the worker and the putative…

Don’t Misclassify Workers as Independent Contractors

From The National Law Review “The IRS, U.S. Department of Labor, countless other government agencies, and plaintiff’s attorneys all over the country know that millions in unpaid taxes and wages — plus attorney’s fees and penalties — are out there just waiting to be collected. The key to the treasure lies in proving a simple mistake…

In Texas, Construction Reform Has an Unlikely Champion

From Working In These Times —  ““It’s the Wild West,” says Stan Marek, CEO of Marek Brothers, in an interview with In These Times. Marek, who testified at the April 22 hearing, continues, “You just basically put the word out how many men you need, they show up on your job, you tell them you’re going to…

Registered Representatives of Independent Broker-Dealers are Properly Classified as Independent Contractors

From the Financial Services Institute — “The independent broker-dealer (IBD) business model focuses on offering financial solutions to the “main street” clients that form the backbone of America’s investor class. Financial advisors associated with BDs  provide those families with the critical financial advice they need to prepare for the future and maximize their ability to achieve their financial goals. The…