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With Growth of the Gig Economy, States Rethink How Workers Get Benefits

As more and more Americans hold nontraditional jobs that don’t have benefits attached — think freelance graphic designers or Uber drivers — cities and states are exploring ways to ensure those workers still have access to workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, …

Alabama Plans Crackdown on Misclassified Employees

Alabama’s Labor Department has agreed to work with the U.S. Department of Labor to crack down on businesses that classify people as independent contractors when they are really regular employees. Alabama Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald Washington and the U.S. Department of …

N.Y. Grand Jury Report Recommends Changes to Prevent Workers’ Comp Fraud

New York’s Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced Tuesday that a New York State Supreme Court grand jury has issued a report examining the vulnerability of New York’s workers’ compensation insurance system to fraud and misuse. The grand …