6 Secrets to Self-Employed Happiness

From  Inc.com — whether you work for yourself or someone else, you are in charge of your career. “One big advantage of working for someone else, especially in a large company, is that there may be a career path laid out for you. As you learn more and move up the ladder, you become a more valuable…

Pizza Delivery With Employment Law Toppings

From Corporate Counsel – “In the case, even though the defendant required drivers to incorporate and delineated their relationships as independent contractors in company contracts, the company still controlled “every aspect of the drivers’ operation,” said Van Vleck. This included their rates, routes and even the color of their socks. Based on these facts (surely, the socks…

Employers skirt wage requirements

From the baltimoresun.com — “What is misclassification, exactly? Well, most federal and local wage laws apply only to “employees” — and rules such as overtime pay apply only to “non-exempt employees.” To avoid extra costs, about 30 percent of employers play brazen (and unlawful) games with these legal definitions. Want to hire people without paying them the…

Virginia Significantly Raises Worker Misclassification Fines

From Sands Anderson PC – JDSupra — “Worker misclassification remains a number one target area for both state and federal review.  On July 1, 2014, the  Virginia Workers Compensation Act (the “VWCA”) significantly increased the civil penalties that the state can impose on a Virginia business owner who has failed to insure a worker who should have been insured. The civil…

8 Myths About Freelancing You Need to Know Now

From LinkedIn —  “It must be said: freelancing has its perks. The option to take control of your career, the opportunity to earn more without waiting for the next performance review from your boss, the chance to say no to work that you don’t want to do–all these are valid reasons why a lot of people quit…