Blog posts from January 2010

The Misclassification of Independent Contractors: A Costly Mistake

The Misclassification of Independent Contractors: A Costly Mistake
In September of 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama, along with Senators Kerry and Kennedy, introduced the Employee Misclassification Prevention Act into Congress. This bill would have amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to require employers to keep records of non-employees who perform labor or services. It would also have provided a special penalty for employers who misclassify employees as non-employees. Although this and similar bills did not pass during the last legislative session, new versions are very likely to be reintroduced in this new session. There is significant support...
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