Indiana Supreme Court Rules Driver Not Employee Of Business Connecting Drivers With Customers 

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From JDSupra, Adam Lounsbury and Robert Frederick Seidler discuss a recent Indiana case in which a driver was found to be an independent contractor under the ABC test. Adam and Robert write: Q.D.-A, Inc. “is a business that connects drivers with customers who need too-large-to-tow vehicles driven to them.” The company acts as a matchmaker, matching the needs…

Four Things You Should Know About Compliance for the Independent Workforce 

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MBO Partners provides excellent guidance for engaging with independent workers: 1. Legally speaking, engaging an independent contractor is different than hiring an employee. Today’s regulatory environment for independent contractor engagement is complex. By law, independent contractors represent a different category of worker and there are different laws that govern how they can be engaged and treated…

Ohio Limits Joint Employment Status For Franchisors 

From Lexology, Mathew A. Parker reports on the new Ohio statute that limits the liability of franchisors as joint employers of franchisees. Matthew writes: Ohio recently amended its definition of “employer” in order to limit the joint employer status of franchisors. Effective March 20, 2019, franchisors will not be considered joint employers with their franchisees unless one…

Insurance Agents Not Misclassified As Independent Contractors

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From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein discusses the recent case which reversed a District Court decision and said that insurance agents were independent contractors. Richard writes: the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, reversed the district court and held that insurance agents serving American Family policyholders were properly classified as independent contractors under…

NLRB Reinstates Prior Test Determining Whether Workers Are Independent Contractors 

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From Lexology, William J. Kishman discusses the recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to adopt the test for determining if a worker is an independent contractor for purposes of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) that was in place before a test adopted during the Obama administration. William write: On January 25, 2019, the…