“He was an independent contractor when he went up that ladder, but he became a covered employee on his way back down.”

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  From WorkersCompensation.com, Robert Wilson discusses a common risk with engaging with independent contractors — if they get hurt they allege they were misclassified.– and coins a great phrase in the process. Robert writes: To paraphrase an old saying, “What goes up must be covered when it falls down.” This would, apparently, be very true in the…

California Court Of Appeal Clarifies Application Of The ABC Test For Independent Contractors 

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  From Mondaq, Thalia S. Rofos and William C. Sung discuss the recent case which limited the application of the stringent ABC test for classifying workers in California to non-wage order claims. Thalia and William write: In Garcia v. Border Transportation Group, LLP, the California Court of Appeal clarified that the ABC Test only replaced theBorello Test as applied to wage and…

Studies Conclude Arbitration Faster & Cheaper Than Court

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  From Lexology, Liz Kramer discusses recent academic studies on arbitration that found arbitration is faster and cheaper than litigation but also that some employment cases never make it to arbitration. Liz writes: The data came from two sources: public data that the State of California requires arbitration providers to file, as well as a cache…

Why You Need To Have Commercial Insurance For Your Home-Based Business

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  From Rush PR News Wire, Veritas Language Solutions shares recommendations for insurance for home based business. Insurance is important for all independent contractors because it demonstrates independent and financial investment in their business. But beyond that, it is important to protect clients in the unlikely event of a loss. Here is some of Veritas Language Solutions‘ guidance:  Liability…

Massachusetts Misclassification Claims barred by Statute of Limitations

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  Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly  reports on a misclassification claim that was limited by the statute of limitations because the worker shown have known that he was misclassified as an independent contractor. In this case, the court said: Plaintiff argues, however, that the statute of limitations as to these claims was tolled until he became a Town…