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Louisiana Contractor Pays $495K in Back Wages in Misclassification Case

A southwest Louisiana contractor that provides nondestructive testing in Louisiana, Texas and Florida has paid $495,900 in back wages to 411 workers, the U.S. Department of Labor said. Versa Integrity Group Inc. of Sulphur erroneously classified wages as per diem …

Michigan AG to Target Worker Misclassification by Employers

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said her office will target businesses that cheat their employees of wages, pledging a forceful crackdown on what she called an under-the-radar problem that also lets companies dodge taxes. “Our office intends to be as …

Jobless Ranks May Be Inflated by Millions of Gig Workers

The hardest people to pin down in America’s labor market may be the gig workers: How many hours do they put in, where, and just how many are out there? The Labor Department, in a report Wednesday, said there are …

Suit: Uber Saved $500M a Year by Misclassifying California Drivers as Independent Contractors

Uber Technologies Inc. may be saving more than $500 million a year by misclassifying its California drivers as independent contractors, according to a lawsuit that claims the ride-hailing company is flouting a ruling by the state’s highest court. Uber avoids …

Louisiana Ramps Up Effort to Prevent Employers from Misclassifying Workers

Several state and federal government entities partnering on a Louisiana task force to target employers who misclassify workers plan increased activity in 2018, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC). The LWC’s Unemployment Insurance and Office of Workers’ Compensation divisions …

On-Demand Cleaning Service Workers Are Employees, U.S. Labor Board Says

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint against the digital on-demand platform Handy Technologies Inc., alleging that workers who provide its home cleaning services are employees despite the company’s claims to the contrary. The case is one of …

Zenefits to Pay $3.4M for Fair Labor Act Violations in California and Arizona

Zenefits is in trouble with another government regulator. San Francisco, Calif.-based Zenefits FTW Insurance Services violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying 743 account executives and sales development representatives in San Francisco, and in Tempe and Scottsdale, Ariz., as …

Nevada Sports Bar Settles Part of Overtime Suit With $375K Payout

Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill has agreed to pay $375,000 in back wages to settle part of a class-action lawsuit with 15 cooks who accused the oldest sports bar chain in northern Nevada of denying them overtime pay in violation …

Drivers Sue After Uber, Lyft Exit Austin

Former Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. drivers in Austin, Texas, have accused the ride-hailing companies of breaking a federal law by abruptly halting operations in the city after voters backed a measure requiring them to fingerprint drivers. The lawsuits …

The Changing Surplus Lines Landscape in California and Beyond

The changing excess and surplus insurance landscape was an oft discussed topic on Monday, with experts describing the challenges and opportunities going forward. “The business that we have and the risk we see is going to be changing. No question.” …