Connecticut

The Real Battle over Independent Contractors and the ABC Test In Connecticut

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From JDSupra, Daniel Schwartz discusses a case before the Connecticut Supreme Court that addresses the ABC test.  While the United States Department of Labor recently issued its Administrative Interpretation, for Connecticut, this case centers on the ABC test. He writes: The case is Standard Oil of Connecticut v. Administrator, Unemployment Compensation Act and is awaiting oral…

No Vacation for Employment Law: New “Interpretation” for Independent Contractors Issued by USDOL

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From JDSupra, Daniel Schwartz discusses the Department of Labor’s guidance on misclassification and the complexity of classifying workers in Connecticut which has a different standard.  Daniel writes: “But the USDOL’s new “interpretation” is certainly going to force employers to take a new look at their relationships to determine whether independent contractors should be better classified…

Independent Contractor vs. Employee? or How much trouble could you be getting into with sub-contractors?

From the Russell Agency — “Connecticut does not employ a statute or regulation-derived list of factors to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. Instead, after examining the totality of evidence, Connecticut courts have consistently used the test of “the employer’s right to control the means and methods of the work”…

Pro-Union Rulings Hurt Employers and Employees Alike

From the Connecticut Law Tribune — Ryan O’Donnell writes:  “Issued on Sept. 30, the board’s decision summarily dismissed the circuit court’s emphasis on entrepreneurial opportunity. Instead of following the circuit court’s guidance, or even giving it substantial consideration, the holding insisted on applying the common-law agency test “with no one factor being decisive.” Yet, as…

Angela Carella: Workers get $6.5 million their bosses didn’t pay them

From the StamfordAdvocate — “The Wage & Workplace Standards Division gets about 4,000 complaints a year, said the director, Gary Pechie. Most are from workers in the construction industry, service industries such as hotels and restaurants, and the transportation industry employing taxi, limo and tractor-trailer drivers, Pechie said. “I don’t think people understand how tremendously workplaces have changed…