The Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law (“PFML”) created a new paid family and medical leave benefit for Massachusetts employees and certain independent contractors who reside in Massachusetts.
Oklahoma Bill Would Adopt a Common-Law Test to Define ‘Employee’ for Unemployment Purposes
The Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs applauds Oklahoma State Representative Mike Osburn (R-81) for pre-filing the Empower Independent Contractors Act of 2019, H.B. 1095. This bill would replace the flawed “ABC” test currently used in Oklahoma to determine an individual’s status, as an employee or independent contractor, for purposes of state unemployment with a “common-law” test.
Law Journal Publishes Article on the Need for Harmonization
The Brooklyn Law School, Journal of Law and Policy published an article on the need for Congress to harmonize the definition of the term “employee” for purposes of federal statutes.
Coalition Submits Comments Concerning Code section 199A Proposed Regulations
The Coalition submitted comments in response to proposed regulations, published by the Internal Revenue Service, that address section 199A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”).
FLSA’s 80th Anniversary Marks Time to Update Its Definition of “Employee”
Washington, D.C., June 25, 2018 – On this day 80 years ago, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.