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Florida Agency Reverses Uber Ruling

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From the Wall Street Journal, Lauren Weber reports that the Florida’s Department of Revenue said that an Uber driver was an independent contractor and not an employee.  This decision reversed an earlier decision that found that the driver was an employee. In a nine-page decision issued Wednesday, the Department of Revenue said “there are some…

Florida Agency Classifies Uber Driver As Employee, Says He Is Eligible For Unemployment

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From Buzzfeed, Johana Bhuiyan reports that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity determined that an Uber driver was an employee and not an independent contractor.  Johana writes: “The state of Florida has taken a position on the ride-hail industry’s recent labor debate. Yesterday, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity decided that former Uber driver Darrin McGillis…

US DOL signs agreement with Florida Department of Revenue to reduce misclassification of employees

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From the US Department of Labor — Florida is the 19th state to sign an agreement with the Department of Labor to share information about misclassification of workers as independent contractors instead of as employees.  The DOL press release states: “Officials from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Florida Department of Revenue today signed…

Employee Vs Independent Contractor – Florida

From  Hiring An Electrician  — “In general, an independent contractor is an individual who is in business for him or herself and maintains independence from the business he or she is performing the service for, whereas an employee works for and performs services under the control of the business receiving the service. The IRS and the…