Trucking company to pay New Jersey $1.25 million over misclassification

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the Global Advisor on Staffing and Workforce Solutions, reports on a million misclassification penalty: Trucking company Eagle Intermodal Inc. agreed to pay $1.25 million to New Jersey in unemployment and disability contributions after misclassifying its workers as independent contractors for more than a decade, the New Jersey Department of Labor and…

California Dreaming, California Nightmare – 3 Takeaways From California’s Controversial Independent Contractor Bill Becoming Law 

From JDSupra, Robert Cocchia, Cynthia Jackson, Sandra McCandless, Nick Pujji, and Peter Stockburger offer three terrific takeaways from the enactment of California’s AB5. They write: Takeaway No. 1 – Audit Your Independent Contractor Agreements Now Now that AB 5 has been signed into law, and the retroactivity of the law is codified, it’s critical to…

California Governor Says Gig Unions Are On The Way As He Signs ABC Test Into Law 

From Mondaq, Richard R. Meneghello reports that Governor Newsom of California intends to allow gig workers to form unions. Richard writes: Specifically, Newsom states that he intends to convene legislative leaders along with organized labor and the business community to “grant workers excluded from the National Labor Relations Act the right to organize and collectively bargain.”…

California AB 5’s Author and the Governor Attempt to Clarify Law’s Scope

From Littler Mendelson P.C., Patrick Stokes, Jim Paretti, Michael Lotito and Bruce Sarchet discuss the apparent interpretation of California’s AB5 and whether it applies to joint employment situations (for example, a franchisor/franchisee relationship) if the worker is an employee of the franchisee. Patrick Jim and Michael write:   Several developments during the past three weeks appear…