Arkansas

Three States Improve Independent Contractor Status Protection with New Laws 

From the Insights Association, Howard Fienberg reports on three states who changes their laws from the ABC test to the IRS’ 20 factor “common law” test. Howard writes: The Insights Association helped Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee approve changes this year harmonizing their treatment of independent contractors, including respondents who receive incentives for their participation in research…

Three US states have already blessed Uber’s independent contractor employment model

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From Quartz, Alison Griswold reports that three states — North Carolina, Arkansas and Indiania — have pass laws that require Uber drivers be classified as independent contractors.  Alison writes: Uber has spent much of this year lobbying for legislation that accommodates their peer-to-peer ride operations. Those efforts have largely paid off: To date, more than 25…

Cable Installers are employees under Arkansas ABC Test

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In TNT Cable Contractors v. Director, Department of Workforce Services 1 (2015 Ark. App 79), the appeals court upheld a determination that cable installers were employees and subject to payment of unemployment-insurance taxes.  Under Arkansas Code Annotated section 11-10-210(e), a worker is considered subject to unemployment taxes “unless and until” the director is satisfied that: (1)…

Delivery Truck Driver was an Independent Contractor, not an Employee, Arkansas Federal Court Rules

From the National Law Review — “A driver who owned and leased his delivery trucks and hired other drivers to make deliveries was an independent contractor, and not an employee entitled to overtime, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas has ruled. Krupicki v. Eagle One, Inc., No. 4:12-cv-00150, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46038…