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Washington: Employee Mischaracterization Results in $1 Million Assessment in Premiums, Penalties and Interest
Posted on 16 Jun 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Washington appellate court recently affirmed an assessment of almost $1 million in workers’ compensation premiums, penalties, and interest against a Seattle delivery service company that had argued its drivers were independent contractors and... Read More

Colorado: Supreme Court Says $841,200 for Failure to Maintain Workers’ Comp Insurance May Be Unconstitutionally Excessive
Posted on 16 Jun 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Stressing that the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against the imposition of “excessive fines” applies not only to fines that are levied against individuals, but also against corporations, the Supreme Court of Colorado, with one partially... Read More

Michigan: Employee May Not Use Misclassification Statute to Sue Employer in Tort
Posted on 13 Jul 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Michigan held that MCLS § 418.171(4)—a provision that prohibits the misclassification of certain employees in order to avoid workers’ compensation liability—did not apply to a plaintiff... Read More

Pennsylvania: Construction Workplace Misclassification Act Does Not Apply to Restaurant Remodeling Job
Posted on 6 Jul 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a restaurant owner hired an experienced remodeler to complete work at the restaurant prior to its opening, neither the owner nor the restaurant was engaged in the “construction industry,” held the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Accordingly... Read More

North Dakota: Employee Misclassification Can Result in “Dual” Liabilities for Employer
Posted on 18 Aug 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Answering seven certified questions from a magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, that state’s Supreme Court concluded that to the extent that a worker could show that her purported employer intentionally... Read More

NY: Gov Acts On Employee Misclassification
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by

Albany, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - Governor David A. Paterson today announced that he has acted on 90 bills, signing 64 bills into law and issuing 26 vetoes. Among the bills signed by Governor Paterson is the Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy... Read More