On June 2, 2015, the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry issued a memorandum to the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (“VOSH”) staff which established a policy to address the misclassification of employees in VOSH inspections and investigations. The goal of the policy is to “level the playing field” for employers who comply with applicable labor laws… Read more →
Minnesota H.F. 2198 Status: Re-referred to Committee, March 17, 2014 This bill would make permanent an independent contractor registration pilot project for individuals performing public or private sector commercial or residential building construction or improvement services. The purpose of registration is to assist the Department of Labor and Industry, the Department of Employment and Economic Development, and the Department of… Read more →
Bill H.B. 1701 This bill would provide that the present seven-part test for worker classification is and should continue to be applied in the construction industry. However, the legislature intends to define the prohibited contracting narrowly to assure no legitimate contracting is prohibited. As such, the bill would provide that it is a violation and an infraction for any contractor to… Read more →
Bill S.B. 5599 This bill is identical to H.B. 1701.
Bill H.B. 535 This bill, the Workplace Fraud Prevention Act, would make it unlawful for a contractor to fail to properly designate an individual as an employee of the contractor, and whoever fails to properly designate an individual as an employee of the contractor would be required to pay to the Louisiana Workforce Commission (“Commission”), upon first violation, $500 per individual… Read more →