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Unlike Uber, On-Demand Office Service Cleans Up with Employees

It’s scorching on the streets of Midtown Manhattan as Afonso Oliveira strides around the lunch-break crowds, unbent beneath his 45-pound, $350 industrial backpack. He is carrying everything that might be needed to tighten a leaking faucet at a digital marketing agency …

DOL: Halliburton Owes Nearly $18.3M in Overtime Pay

The U.S. Department of Labor reported that Houston-based oil and gas service provider, Halliburton, has agreed to pay $18,293,557 to 1,016 employees nationwide after the company was found to have misclassified the workers. The department’s Wage and Hour Division investigated Halliburton …

Tennessee Targets Workers’ Comp Fraud in Construction Industry

The Tennessee Department of Labor has been expanding efforts to uncover employer fraud within the construction industry. The efforts, aided by recent legislation,  will help identify employers who are paying workers under the table, intentionally misclassifying workers as independent contractors, …

IRS Gives Employers Break on Misclassified Employees

The Internal Revenue Service is offering a break to employers who come clean about wrongly classifying workers as independent contractors to avoid paying federal payroll taxes, the agency announced this week. What happens when workers are considered independent contractors? Employers …

Model Bill Targets Misclassification of Trucking, Courier Workers

State lawmakers who deal with insurance issues have approved a model law for the trucking and courier industries that sets guidelines for who is an independent contractor and who is an employee. The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) last …