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

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

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

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

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

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

US Senators Introduce Legislation to Prevent Payroll Fraud, Misclassification of Workers
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Legislation has been introduced in the United States Senate that would cut down on payroll fraud, protect workers’ rights, and level the playing field for all employers. The bill, known as the Payroll Fraud Prevention Act, would prevent payroll... 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