worker misclassification News

North Carolina Cracks Down on Employers Lacking in Workers’ Comp Coverage

The commission responsible for enforcing workers’ compensation laws in North Carolina has cracked down in the last year on employers who don’t carry proper insurance, collecting $1 million in civil fines from uninsured companies. The News & Observer of Raleigh …

North Carolina Governor Signs Executive Order on Worker Misclassification

The North carolina General Assembly failed to negotiate this year final legislation addressing companies intentionally mislabeling workers to avoid paying taxes and other benefits. So North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has taken a step himself. McCrory announced Dec. 18 he …

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 …

Mass. AG Coakley Sues Drywall Company for Allegedly Misclassifying Workers

A New Hampshire drywall company and its owner have been sued for allegedly misclassifying employees as independent contractors, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office announced today. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Suffolk Superior Court, alleges that Universal Drywall, LLC and …