Virginia

ASK Score: Independent contractor or employee?

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Learning Center — “The question of who is an independent contractor seems to be a constant source of confusion among many small businesses. One popular notion is that if an individual signs an independent contract agreement, the general contractor or employer has nothing to fear from the Internal Revenue Service. Such an agreement…

Gov. McAuliffe Signs Executive Order Establishing Inter-Agency Task Force on Worker Misclassification

From NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather — “Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe Press Release … “Every Virginian who works hard and follows the rules should get the pay and benefits that they deserve,” said Governor McAuliffe “This executive order will begin a process to ensure that employers throughout the Commonwealth follow the same rules…

Virginia Significantly Raises Worker Misclassification Fines

From Virginia Workplace Law — “On July 1, 2014, the  Virginia Workers Compensation Act (the “VWCA”) significantly increased the civil penalties that the state can impose on a Virginia business owner who has failed to insure a worker who should have been insured. The civil penalty is now up to $250 per day for each day of noncompliance, subject to…

Virginia Significantly Raises Worker Misclassification Fines

From Sands Anderson PC – JDSupra — “Worker misclassification remains a number one target area for both state and federal review.  On July 1, 2014, the  Virginia Workers Compensation Act (the “VWCA”) significantly increased the civil penalties that the state can impose on a Virginia business owner who has failed to insure a worker who should have been insured. The civil…