New York

Tutoring Company Misclassified Tutors as Independent Contractors in New York

From Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Legal Blog.–  “TUTORING COMPANY FOUND TO HAVE MISCLASSIFIED TUTORS AS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS IN NEW YORK. A New York appellate court determined that a tutoring referral and billing company, Ivy League Tutoring Connection, misclassified tutors as ICs where the tutors provided in-home tutoring sessions to clients seeking assistance with school work…

NY DOL crackdown on “classification” of workers

From Lexology — “In 2013, New York’s “Joint Enforcement Task Force on Employee Misclassification” identified 24,000 instances of employee misclassification, discovered $333.4 million in unreported wages and assessed nearly $12.2 million in unemployment insurance contributions. In addition to the Task Force’s work, the New York Department of Labor (“DOL”) is prosecuting many of the misclassifications…

The self-employment surge and how professionals can best prepare

From BinghamtonHomePage — “professionals are choosing self-employment in order to control the type of work assignments they pursue (67 percent), to have a greater sense of flexibility and work-life balance (64 percent), and to follow a passion (59 percent). ‘While they are young, millennials should be proactive in taking advantage of intrapreneurship and training opportunities, as…

Dangers of misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor highlighted once again in New York Appellate Court decision

From Lexology — “Catherin Nance provided photojournalistic services to the New York Post as an independent contractor. After the Post no longer needed her services, she sought unemployment insurance benefits from New York State arguing that the unemployment insurance law covered her because, in actuality, she performed services as an employee and not as independent contractor. The…