Independent Contractor or Employee?

By Whitehead Employment Law

Independent Contractor or Employee? In January, the US Department of Labor announced a final rule that clarifies the standard for determining independent contractor vs. employee status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This final version of the regulation, which takes effect on March 8, now determines whether a worker is an employee entitled to…

IS YOUR CA EMPLOYER CHEATING YOUR PAY BY MISCLASSIFYING YOU AS AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR?

By Whitehead Employment Law

The rise of the gig economy and acceptance of alternative work arrangements means that companies are hiring independent contractors now more than ever. California is no exception. With nearly 125 percent more independent contractors in the workforce, legislators have taken note of how employers used this special designation for unintended purposes. Misclassifying employees as independent contractors is…