When Is an Independent Contractor Really an Employee?

Embed from Getty Images From Kiplinger  — “Q.  My son works for a big tech company as a so-called independent contractor, but it seems to me that he’s really an employee in everything but title. He works only for that company, puts in very long hours and is closely supervised by company managers (albeit off-site).…

Misclassification initiatives spread as Alabama signs formal pact with DOL

From Lexology — Margaret Santen Hanrahan wrote on the Ogletree Deakins blog “On October 2, 2014, the Alabama Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) entered into a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or agreement to share information regarding independent contractor misclassification. In signing this MOU, Alabama joined several other states that have…

NLRB Adopts New Test for Independent Contractor Misclassification

From the BakerHostetler Employment Law Spotlight — “The NLRB has tossed a new vegetable into the enormous salad of independent contractor misclassification tests. As companies might expect, the new vegetable smells rotten. Companies who wish to analyze whether their non-employee workers are properly classified as independent contractors must now contend with a new NLRB test,…