In a memorandum to all Regional Directors, Officers-in-Charge and Resident Officers, new National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) General Counsel, Peter B. Robb, reversed many Obama-era initiatives, including an initiative to argue that worker misclassification violates Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).
The U.S. Senate, on December 2, passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, (Senate tax reform bill) by a vote of 51-49. Importantly, the bill does not appear to contain provisions from two amendments that reportedly were intended to be offered, which would have affected independent-contractor relationships.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C., September 26, 2017 — The Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs applauds Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) for introducing the Harmonization of Coverage Act of 2017, H.R. 3825. The bill will reduce the patchwork of different tests currently used to define the term employee for purposes of federal and state laws, by harmonization… Read more →
Two bills were recently introduced that would create a new independent-contractor safe harbor for federal tax purposes.
The Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs is very appreciative of the action announced today by U.S. Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta to withdraw Administrator’s Interpretation 2015-1. This Obama-Administration guidance document represented a significant expansion of the “economic realities” test used to define the term “employee” for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which created substantial uncertainty as to… Read more →