Tag: independent contractor

FEHA and National Origin Discrimination On May 17, 2018, the California Office of Administrative Law approved the California Fair Employment and Housing Council’s new amendments to the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act regarding national origin discrimination and employment. The new amendments: Clarify the definitions of national origin and national origin groups. Clarify permissible and…

At ThinkHR, knowledge makes us tick. We are always on the lookout for the latest workplace and human resources news, trends, research, and law. Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this month. A Blow to #MeToo? In a 5-4 ruling,  the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declared that employers can force workers into arbitration,…

Independent Contractors and Marketplace Contractors On March 14, 2018, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation (H.B. 1286) specifying that a marketplace contractor is an independent contractor if all of the following apply: All or substantially all of the payment for the services performed by the marketplace contractor is related to the performance of services or…

Marketplace Contractors and Independent Contractors On March 21, 2018, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed legislation (H.B. 220) specifying that a marketplace contractor is not an employee of a marketplace platform so long as all of the following apply: The marketplace platform and the marketplace contractor agree in writing that the marketplace contractor is an independent…

Employer Non-Disclosure Clauses On May 15, 2018, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed legislation (H.B. 2613) prohibiting private and public employers from requiring an employee or applicant to execute or renew a nondisclosure agreement with respect to sexual harassment in the workplace as a condition of employment. Any employee injured as a result of a violation…

Question: Do I have to provide paid time off for long-term independent contractors? Answer: Independent contractors, when properly classified, are not employees of the company and are not eligible for company-sponsored benefits such as paid time off. Employers should ensure that all independent contractors are classified correctly to prevent violations of IRS and Department of…