Supreme Court Denies Review of FLSA Joint-Employer Test

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  From Lexology, Holland & Hart discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to not review the test determining when two employers are considered joint employers. They discuss the 4th Circuits’ broad approach and contrast it with the economic realities test taken by other jurisdictions.  They write: Fourth Circuit Court Takes Expansive Approach On appeal, a Fourth Circuit…

Bill would extend Title VII to protect gig workers

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  From HR Dive, Valerie Bolden-Barret reports that House Representative Eleanor Norton Holmes (D-DC) announced a bill that would protect independent contractors, freelancers and gig workers from discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. See Bill would extend Title VII to protect gig workers The Representative’s press release states: WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), the…

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Employees Vs. Independent Contractors

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  From eVisionMedia, Katherine Hartvickson offers her guidance on the pros and cons of hiring employees and independent contractors. Or those that provide services such as bookkeeping, human resources, safety administration, computer support or project management on an as-needed basis. Pros: Typically, IC’s enjoy a higher rate of pay than employees since there are no additional costs.…

Employee or Contractor: Which One Are You Really?

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    Freshbooks shares its view on how control determines the difference between an employee and independent contractor. Employee or Contractor? The Difference Is All About Control Whether you’re an independent contractor or an employee, it’s determined by how much control your employer has over your schedule and work. If your client defines exactly how…

Employee or Independent Contractor? A Question of Economic Realities

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  From Aronson Beyond the Numbers, Jessica Taylor discusses the economic realities test for determining if a worker is an independent contractor or employee.  Jessica writes: While independent contractors typically enjoy the benefits of a flexible arrangement, employers also benefit from fringe benefit costs. When a worker can be accurately classified as an independent contractor by the…