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VT: Governor Signs Misclassification Bill
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

MONTPELIER, VT - Governor Jim Douglas has signed House 647 into law on June 1, 2010 to improve enforcement measures and to increase penalties for employers who misclassify employees. The act takes effect on July 1, 2010. Read the bill Source: Vermont... Read More

Controversial Franchisee Misclassification Case Set for Trial in U.S. District Court
Posted on 10 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

BOSTON, MA - Today trial has been set in the controversial case being heard in the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, over whether Coverall North America, Inc., a commercial-cleaning franchise headquartered in Florida, misclassified... Read More

OK: House OKs Bill to Stop Fraudulent Misclassification of Employees
Posted on 23 Apr 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Oklahoma City , OK (CompNewsNetwork) - Legislation approved today by the Oklahoma House of Representatives would reign in the practice of misclassification of employees in order to avoid payroll taxes and workers’ compensation. Senate Bill 1384... Read More

Senate HELP Committee Examines Worker Misclassification
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Columbus, OH (CompNewsNetwork) - Tens of thousands of employers misclassify their employees as independent contractors, and as a result, these workers are not eligible for benefits such as minimum wage and overtime, unemployment insurance, and workers'... Read More

NE: Teamsters Praise Passage of Bill to Stop Worker Misclassification
Posted on 16 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OMAHA, NE - The Teamsters praised the passage of a Nebraska state bill making it illegal for employers to improperly classify workers as independent contractors, an egregious practice that has cost the state millions in tax revenue. Gov. Dave Heineman... Read More

NY: Legislature Passes Construction Worker Misclassification Bill
Posted on 1 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ALBANY, NY - The New York Legislature has passed S5847, which would crack down on misclassification of workers in the construction industry. The bill has been sent to the Governor. Search for the bill here (by entering S5847) State Senator George... Read More

MA: AG Recovers Over $3M in Settlement With FedEx Ground Over Misclassification of Workers
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Company’s Alleged Misclassification Of Workers Led To Underpayment To Commonwealth For Payroll Taxes, Worker’s Compensation, and Unemployment Insurance BOSTON, MA – Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office has entered into a... Read More

NV: Lawmakers Seek to Impose Hefty Fines and Penalties for Misclassification of Employees
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

LAS VEGAS , NV – The Las Vegas Sun reports that the legislative Subcommittee to Study Employee Misclassification has forwarded its recommendations to the 2011 Legislature. The recommendations, among other things, includes fines and penalties for... Read More

IL: Union Sues Northern Illinois Telecom for Alleged Misclassification of Workers
Posted on 16 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHICAGO, IL - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 134 has filed a lawsuit against Northern Illinois Telecom Inc. (NITEL), alleging NITEL illegally misclassified workers in violation of the Illinois Employee Classification Act. ... Read More

Labor Agencies Back Legislation to Prevent Employee Misclassification
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by workerscompensation.com

New York, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - Labor agency heads from New York and Iowa today joined forces in asking federal lawmakers to improve conditions for both workers and businesses by passing the Employee Misclassification Prevention Act, which was introduced... Read More

CA: At Home Call Center Workers File Class Action Claiming AT&T Misclassified Them as Independent Contractors
Posted on 20 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

A California law firm, Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik , has filed a class action lawsuit against AT&T in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that the wireless phone giant has violated the rights... Read More

MO: DoL Director Warns About Workers Misclassification
Posted on 15 Feb 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Jefferson City, MO (CompNewsNetwork) - Under Missouri law, an employer is generally required to pay unemployment taxes, payroll taxes, and provide workers’ compensation for its employees. While a majority of Missouri employers comply with these... Read More

CA: Bipartisan Plan Unveiled to Tackle California's Underground Economy
Posted on 4 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SACRAMENTO, CA - Assembly members Bill Berryhill (R-Modesto) and Bill Monning (D-Santa Cruz) have written an Opinion piece published in the San Jose Mercury News , explaining their four-part action to combat the underground economy in California where... Read More

PA: Controversial Independent Contractor Bill Debated by Business Community
Posted on 27 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

HARRISBURG , PA – The Construction Workplace Fraud Act, which passed the House in 2009, is currently before the Senate and generating much debate among the business community over how to prevent construction companies from misclassifying workers... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (5/13/2013)
Posted on 13 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Columnist Warns About Loss of State Regulated Workers’... Read More