New Jersey

Christie Vetoes New Jersey Truck Operator Independent Contractor Act

New Jersey A1578 Status: Vetoed, September 9, 2013 The bill summarized below was vetoed by Governor Christie on September 9, 2013. Summary The Truck Operator Independent Contractor Act (“the Act”) creates a presumption of employment for purposes of the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act, the unemployment compensation law, the Temporary Disability Benefits Law, the New Jersey Gross Income Tax Act,… Read more →

New York Joins New Jersey and Kansas in Targeting Misclassified Independent Contractors

New York Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced June 8, 2007, that she and Governor Eliot Spitzer are developing a plan to increase enforcement efforts aimed at companies that “illegally misclassify workers as independent contractors.” She indicated that the enforcement efforts are intended to eliminate the “law-breaking” practice of companies misclassifying workers as independent contractors in order to avoid federal… Read more →