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The Evolving Workforce – The New Normal of 1099 Compliance

The workplace has evolved dramatically in recent years and has shifted from a traditional office based workforce to one in which flexibility has become commonplace and employers draw on talent outside their traditional employee base.  Studies estimate that more than 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be made up of independent contractors by 2020. [...]

Tammy’s Tips: Tracking Minimum Wage Increases

Complying with the minimum wage used to be easy – until some states, counties and cities started passing higher minimum wages. Employers are required to pay non-exempt employees at the highest applicable federal, state or local minimum wage for all hours worked.  29 states and the District of Columbia now have minimum wages higher than [...]

New Labor Secretary Confirmed – What Can We Expect?

Alexander Acosta, a former member of the U.S. Department of Justice and the NLRB during the George W. Bush administration, was confirmed April 27 to serve as President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Labor. The U.S. Senate approved Acosta, the dean of Florida International University Law School, to lead the U.S. Department Of Labor by a [...]

Independent Contractor Litigation Update

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a surprise ruling, found that Phoenix airport taxicab drivers are properly classified as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Applying the six-factor FLSA economic reality test, the court found that the cab drivers were not economically dependent on AAA Cab Services, which has [...]

Independent Contracting: Who is At Risk?

Your company’s contingent workforce is both a business necessity and a potential liability risk, with no relief in sight. Three months into the Trump Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor has not changed its guidance that “most workers are employees under the FLSA’s broad definitions” or withdrawn from its cooperative enforcement agreements with the IRS [...]

Webinar (Recording): The Future of Independent Contracting in the Trump Era 4/25/2017, 1:30 EST

This webinar was hosted on April 25, 2017 and addressed employer concerns about whether the Trump administration will bring a new enforcement approach to independent contracting or whether the new "business friendly" administration might loosen its grip on the on-demand economy, and the states and their enforcement activities. The webinar addresses key topics and [...]

New Applications Added to ComplianceHR’s Award-Winning Suite of Solutions

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 12, 2017 – ComplianceHR (www.compliancehr.com), a provider of intelligent web-based employment compliance solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of leave of absence and new pay practice applications to its Navigator Suite of award-winning solutions. The Navigator Suite was selected by Human Resource Executive® as one of the Top 10 HR [...]

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