WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced legislation on April 22 that would prevent workers from being misclassified as independent contractors and would provide for the protection and benefits which they have earned. The Employee Misclassification Prevention Act would ensure access...
of employees as independent contractors are the new watchwords among state and
federal legislators and regulators as well as plaintiffs' class action lawyers.
State task forces have been formed to crack down on businesses that do not pay
unemployment insurance and workers compensation...
On April 22, a bill was introduced in Congress to make misclassification of
employees as independent contractors a federal labor law violation. The
Employee Misclassification Prevention Act (EMPA) would also impose
record-keeping and notice obligations upon companies and subject them to hefty
Kofron and Tim Boykin
On April 22, 2010, legislators introduced the Employee Misclassification
Prevention Act ("EMPA") as H.R. 5107 and S.3254 in the House and Senate,
respectively. The EMPA seeks to provide benefits and protections to
employees wrongly classified as independent...
By Richard J. Reibstein, Lisa B. Petkun and Andrew J. Rudolph
Following on the heels of aggressive new measures announced by the U.S. Department of Labor and IRS in the past month and the recent enactment of a new California law to crack down on willful misclassification of employees as independent...