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PA: Controversial Independent Contractor Bill Debated by Business Community

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 as independent contractors and paying them under...

NE: Teamsters Praise Passage of Bill to Stop Worker Misclassification

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 signed Legislative Bill 563 into law on Tuesday...

IN: State Supreme Court Says Insurance Company Wrongfully Denied Coverage in Farm Liability Dispute

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Indiana Supreme Court issued a decision in Everett Cash Mutual Insurance Co. v. Rick Taylor and Katrina Taylor , holding that an insurance company wrongfully denied coverage for injuries to an employee of an independent contractor under a farm personal liability policy. Source...

OH: Lawmakers Seek Unified Definition of Employee

COLUMBUS, OH - On May 25, 2010, Representatives Phillips and Driehaus introduced H.B. 523, which would create a single definition of "employee" for purposes of Ohio workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, payroll taxes, and minimum wage, and a single seven-factor test to determine...