Senator Sherrod Brown – Helping Ohio workers receive the benefits they deserve

From the  registerherald.com — “To cut costs, some employers cheat the system by misclassifying their employees as independent contractors. Though the vast majority of employers are honest, the ones that aren’t deny their employees vital worker safeguards and avoid paying their fair share of Social Security, unemployment insurance, and income tax. This practice, which occurs across several…

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Expands Efforts to Uncover Employer Fraud

From  Clarksville, TN Online — “The Workers’ Compensation Division of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has put into place new procedures to identify employers who engage in payroll fraud such as intentionally misclassifying workers as independent contractors, failing to report all wages paid, misrepresenting the kind of work performed, or paying workers “under the…

Stricter definition of ‘employee’ sought in Ohio

From The Akron Legal News — “State Reps. Debbie Phillips and Denise Driehaus are stumping for the passage of a bill that would carve out a general uniform definition of employee for specified labor laws. House Bill 347, also known as the Honest Employer Protection Act, would replace the definition of employee in the Minimum Fair Wages…

Illinois misclassification act claim fails; bona fide corporation, not owner, performed services

From Employment Law Daily — A rare case when a worker was found to be an independent contractor in Illinois.  The appeals court agreed with the trial court that services were provided by a bona fide corporation and denied the corporation’s owner’s claim for misclassification. “Pursuant to the Act’s regulations, “an individual performing services” does not include…

What The Rise Of The Freelance Economy Really Means For Businesses

From Forbes — “Where Is The Labor Market Headed? As someone who has spent my entire career building disruptive labor technology,  I have become familiar with the movements in labor markets.  And there’s a big one happening now.  Here’s the course I predict in the next 2-4 years: A independent contractor population continuing to grow…