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States Clarify Worker Classification in the Sharing Economy

Several states have given businesses in the sharing economy something to celebrate: legislation that would clarify the independent-contractor status of individuals who obtain client opportunities through technology platforms. These legislative initiatives take two forms, namely, bills narrowly focused on transportation network company drivers (e.g., individuals who drive for ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft), and broader bills that apply to individuals… Read more →

North Carolina Governor Resurrects Failed Worker-Classification Enforcement Proposal

North Carolina Governor Resurrects Failed Worker-Classification Enforcement Proposal

State agencies in North Carolina will be permitted to share information and work collaboratively to bring enforcement actions against suspected worker misclassification – in spite of the defeat of proposed legislation, H.B. 482, which would have permitted these activities. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory (R) resurrected the information sharing elements of the failed bill by issuing Executive Order No. 83… Read more →