From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports that New York established a Super IC Mislcassifcation-Plus Task Force. Richard writes:
New York State has been and remains one of the most aggressive states in identifying independent contractor misclassification. It has enacted two of the most far-reaching misclassification statutes in the country covering two industries where independent contractor misclassification is deemed prevalent in the state: the construction industry and the commercial goods transportation industry.
Businesses in New York, though, should not regard the state as unfriendly to companies that have a business model using bona fide independent contractors. Many instances of employee misclassification identified since 2007 in New York involve businesses that are using legitimate independent contractors but have simply failed to structure, document, and implement the independent contractor relationship in accordance with applicable law and enforcement guidelines.