Determining Independent Contractor Status-Eighth Circuit Weighs In

From the Employer Law Blog, Timm Schowalter writes “Recently, the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals weighed in on the fray and derived yet another test: “hybrid” test. In Alexander v. Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, the Eighth Circuit determined that a hybrid of the economic realities test and the common law test should be used in…

How to Turn a Freelance Job into a Full-Time Career

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From the Fiscal Times — “The labor market may be improving, but it’s still very much an employer’s market. Even with hiring on the increase, the number of new full-time jobs being created continues to lag. This is partly why a third of workers are now freelancers, according to a new report from Freelancers Union,…

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge of Illinois Independent Contractor Classification Law

From the Ogletree Deakins Blog — “On October 14, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States refused to consider a challenge to the Illinois Employee Classification Act, which classifies workers in the construction industry as employees unless they can meet the detailed requirements of the statute for independent contractor status. The Supreme Court denied the petition…

Next Steps: If You’re Self-Employed and Need Coverage

From Healthcare.gov — “Next Steps: If you’re self employed and need coverage Learn how to apply for Marketplace coverage and find out if you qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or lower costs for a Marketplace insurance plan. See how to report your income and household size correctly, to make sure you…