Uber Taxes: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Uber Tax Filings

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  by Pat We can all agree that tax season can be stressful. Compiling all of your annual earnings, sending money to the IRS, and spending months wondering whether you filed everything correctly is enough to make your head spin. Tax filings are even more stressful for Uber drivers. As a rideshare driver, you’re employed…

How to Compliantly Engage Independent Contractors

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  MBO Partners provides excellent guidance on how to engage with independent contractors in a compliant manner. Without proper management of these workers, you run the risk of misclassification which can lead to audits, fines, penalties, and lawsuits. Workers in nearly every specialty are moving away from traditional employment and towards an independent consulting model. As an organization…

Louisiana Court Conditionally Certifies Class of Construction Workers

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  From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports in the January 2018 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update that a federal court has certified construction workers in a case alleging they were misclassified as independent contractors.  Richard writes: LOUISIANA COURT CONDITIONALLY CERTIFIES CLASS OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN IC MISCLASSIFICATION CASE. A Louisiana federal court has granted a motion to conditionally…

Supreme Court Denies Review of FLSA Joint-Employer Test

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  From Lexology, Holland & Hart discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to not review the test determining when two employers are considered joint employers. They discuss the 4th Circuits’ broad approach and contrast it with the economic realities test taken by other jurisdictions.  They write: Fourth Circuit Court Takes Expansive Approach On appeal, a Fourth Circuit…