Legal Advice for Independent Contractor — 128 results
Written by attorney Phillip Smith, almost 2 years ago.
Effective January 1, 2012, employers in CA will face stiff penalties including fines of $5,000 to $10,000 for first violations and up to $25,000 for repeat violations for "voluntarily and... more
Written by attorney Timothy Bowles, over 2 years ago.
We recently warned of the economic risks for an employer who chooses to cut corners by classifying a regular worker as an independent contractor. A wide range of California and federal... more
Written by attorney Shawn J. Roberts, over 3 years ago.
Most businesses useindependent
contractorseither on a regular basis or from time to
time. Operating as if a person or entity is an independent contractor; then
discovering the state... more
Written by attorney Oleg Feldman, over 2 years ago.
Effective January 1, 2011, the Wisconsin legislature adopted a new law, intended to address perceived violations of the employee classification laws by the construction industry. The new... more
Written by attorney Brent Britton, over 3 years ago.
Ownership of intellectual property is counterintuitive. Mere payment for
deliverables does not necessarily secure clean title from independent
contractors. Under US copyright law, in... more
Written by attorney Steven J. Fromm, almost 4 years ago.
Behavioral: Does the company control or have the right to control what the worker does and how the worker does his or her job? Financial: Are the business aspects of the worker’s job... more
Written by attorney James Oberholtzer, about 3 years ago.
The Internal Revenue Service announced today a new program that
will enable many employers to resolve past worker classification issues and
achieve certainty under the tax law at a low... more
Written by attorney Lauren Burgon, over 2 years ago.
On September 19, 2011 the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") and Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") announced that they had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate their... more
Written by attorney David Gillespie, over 3 years ago.
It can be a huge money-saver for a
small business to get into the practice of working with independent
contractors. Using independent contractors will lower a companies tax
Written by attorney Charles Colman, over 3 years ago.
This guide addresses the ownership of non-jointly authored copyrightable material created by an individual or entity in the service of a hiring party or other "rights consolidator."
Under U.... more