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Coalition Discusses Federal and State Developments with Industry Group

On October 17, 2015, the Coalition presented an update on federal and state developments affecting independent contractors to the American Trucking Association’s Independent Contractor Task Force. Russell Hollrah and Patrick Hollrah presented on behalf of the Coalition. The discussion on federal developments included an analysis of the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Administrator’s Interpretation of the economic realities test and… Read more →

States Take Aim at Worker Misclassification by Inviting Multiple Agencies to Investigate Potential Incidences

States Take Aim at Worker Misclassification by Inviting Multiple Agencies to Investigate Potential Incidences

Download a printable version of the report here. Indiana, Oregon and Utah enacted laws this year that increase the likelihood that firms that do business with independent contractors – and are examined by one government agency – will be examined by other agencies as well. These new laws permit state agencies to share information regarding an incidence, or suspected incidence,… Read more →

Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2015 Re-Introduced – Would Increase Regulatory Risks to Firms Doing Business with Independent Contractors

Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2015 Re-Introduced – Would Increase Regulatory Risks to Firms Doing Business with Independent Contractors

The Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2015, introduced on July 29, 2015, by Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa), would impose new administrative burdens on firms that do business with certain independent-contractor service providers and expose such firms to draconian civil penalties if any of those service providers are determined not to qualify as independent contractors for purposes of the Fair Labor… Read more →