Gig economy: California bill granting employee status passes assembly

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From The Guardian, Kari Paul reports that the California assembly passed a bill that would formalize the California Supreme Court’s adoption of the ABC test for classifying workers as employees or independent contractors. Kari writes: The state assembly in California passed legislation on Wednesday that would require employers to recognize hundreds of thousands of gig workers as…

Indiana seeks study to collect unpaid employment taxes

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From the Chicago Tribune, Craig Lyons reports on Indiana’s efforts to collect lost unemployment taxes when workers are misclassified as independent contractors. Craig writes: A legislative study committee will look at worker misclassification and how to deal with potential lost revenue to the state. A study done by the Building Trades and Construction Council estimates…

Labor Department Faces Blowback After Gig Economy Opinion Letter 

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From JDSupra, Richard Meneghello discusses Congressional feedback on the Department of Labor’s Opinion Letter. Source: Labor Department Faces Blowback After Gig Economy Opinion Letter | Fisher Phillips – JDSupra Related posts: US Department of Labor signs agreement with Nebraska Department of Labor to protect workers from misclassification   The United States Department of Labor announced…

Court Rules: Continued Employment Supports Consent To Arbitrate

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From Lexology,  Debra Urteaga and Roland M. Juarez discuss a recent case in which the court said that by continuing to work, an employee consented to an arbitration agreement Debra and Roland write: On April 10, 2019, the California Court of Appeals, Second District, in Diaz v. Sohnen Enterprises, 2019 S.O.S. 1722, ruled that an employee impliedly consents…