independent contractors

California has, for a variety of reasons, become a particularly hostile environment for alternative workforces over the past few years. The court decisions over the past year have been quite aggressive in attacking a variety of independent contractor models. As has been the case, the key items of focus are the control the service recipient exercises over the worker providing the service and the question of integration of the work done into the general activities of the business to whom the services were provided.
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Employers operating in the delivery and livery sectors continue to be targeted with lawsuits alleging violations of the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute and Wage Act. Specifically, these lawsuits allege that
Continue Reading Misclassification of Independent Contractors: A Challenge for Massachusetts Companies in the Delivery, Taxi, and Livery Sectors