Independent Contractors

One area of employment law that often trips up Minnesota companies is whether a worker should be considered an “employee” or an “independent contractor.” In general, independent contractors are considered to “be their own bosses.” In other words, because employers have less control over them, independent contractors are not subject to employment laws relating to

In 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed and then approved a new EEO-1 Form for the collection of certain workforce data. In particular, the new form would require all employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors with 50 or more employees, to now annually report certain pay and hours worked data,

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a press release on June 7, 2017, announcing the withdrawal of two significant guidance statements issued during the Obama Administration.
In July 2015, the DOL released Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1 regarding the potential misclassification of employees as independent contractors. This guidance emphasized the applicability of the economic

On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor released new guidance regarding the classification of workers as either independent contractors or employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Here’s what employers need to know about the new guidance:
The DOL’s new guidance explains that whether an individual is an employee or an

A recent decision by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office has held that drivers for Uber, the popular online ride-hailing service, are employees of the company rather than independent contractors.
In Berwick  v. Uber Technologies, LLC, the office ordered Uber to pay Barbara Ann Berwick $4,152.20 in expenses and other costs for the roughly eight

On September 21, 2001, the Internal Revenue Service launched the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP).  Under the VCSP, for up to three prior tax years, an employer can apply to retroactively reverse its determination that a class or classes of workers were independent contractors rather than employees for purposes of federal income tax withholding,