Rhode Island

Labor organizations rally against wage theft and employee misclassification Station Row project in Providence 

From UpriseRI, Steve Ahlquist reports on a rally by labor organizations to protest employee misclassification and wage theft.  Steve writes: “Wage theft, employee misclassification, tax and insurance fraud are all still far too common in the industry in Rhode Island and across the country. While unionized contractors can be found to break the law as well as…

Is The Classification Of Your Workers Putting Your Business At Risk? 

Rhode Island

From JDSupra, Jamie Bachant discusses the risks of misclassifying workers as independent contractors in Rhode Island.  Jamie writes: Misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor may result in fines, penalties, and private lawsuits in which impacted workers seek, among other things, wages, benefits, and other relief, such as reinstatement of employment, fringe benefits, seniority rights…

US DOL signs agreement with Rhode Island to protect misclassified workers

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The United States Department of Labor announced that Rhode Island signed a memorandum of understanding to share information about misclassification of workers as independent contractors instead of employees.  The announcement states: “Officials from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training signed a memorandum of understanding with the goal…

Rhode Island Establishes Tip Line For Worker Misclassification

From National Law Review — “Rhode Island’s Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy and Employee Misclassification announced earlier this month that it has set up an anonymous telephone tip line for reporting allegations of independent contractor misclassification.  The Task Force was established to reduce worker misclassification.  It consists of representatives from Rhode Island’s Department of Labor…

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…