Employee or Independent Contractor – That is the Question

From Ask Tim — Whose insurance company covers a loss depends on whether the worker was an employee or independent contractor: “An insurer provided commercial general liability coverage for a sole proprietor in the plumbing business. This individual frequently did work for another plumbing company, which was insured by a different insurer. While the sole proprietor was…

The Independent Contractor: Who We Are  

From It’s My Business [website no longer exists]  — Who are independent contractors?  It’s My Business tells us: “The independent contractor fills key positions in a number of important industries. We make up 88.3 percent of taxi drivers, 64 percent of financial advisors and 20 percent of emergency room doctors. Though we fill different jobs, one…

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…