New Jersey Enacts Sweeping “Wage Theft” Law

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From JDSupra, Maxine Neuhauser and Michael Thompson provide a terrific summary of the new New Jersey law increasing penalties and lowering burdens for plaintiffs in wage theft cases. Maxine and Michael write: Increased Damages, Entitlement to Attorneys’ Fees and Lowered Burden of Proof Of greatest significance, the Law requires an assessment of liquidated damages of…

Contingent Workforce Strategies 3.0 – IC compliance: Top issues for 2019 — Part 1

From Contingent Workforce Strategies, Eric Rumbaugh of of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, one for foremost experts on independent contractors in the country discusses top issues in 2019 in a two part series. In the first part, Eric discusses state tests and benefit plan issue. Eric writes: State tests and Dynamex. In Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior…

Companies agree to pay $7.5 million in independent contractor misclassification settlement

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) reports that Cardinal Health and Kinray have allegedly agreed to settle an independent contractor misclassification suit with delivery drivers. SIA reports A proposed $7.5 million settlement has been reached in a lawsuit involving 115 pharmaceutical delivery drivers who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors and did not receive proper overtime…

Medical Coders Receive $1.5 Million to Settle Misclassification Claims

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports that medical coders settled their misclassification for $1.5 million . Richard writes: Aviacode, Inc., a leader in outsourced medical coding expertise, has agreed to pay $1.5 million to past and current coders to settle an IC misclassification class and collective action brought in federal court in Utah.  The named plaintiffs alleged…

New Illinois Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation Protects Independent Contractors Too!

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From Lexology,  Jessica E. Chang and Johner T. Wilson III report on new legislation in Illinois that extends protections from harassment to non-employees, including independent contractors. Jessica and Johner write: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed comprehensive legislation on Aug. 9 aimed to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. This omnibus legislation, which will go into…