employee misclassification

Federal court says fleet’s drivers are employees, not contractors in Calif. ruling

An appeals court June 16 ruled that drivers working for Georgia-based carrier Affinity Logistics — but working in California — were not independent contractors, as the fleet argued, but were employees, due to the control the carrier had over its drivers’ work.

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Federal, state governments review owner-operator status

Federal and state entities increasingly are questioning if owner-operators should be regarded as employees for tax purposes.

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Misclassification stakes high

A long erosion of the traditional owner-operator model has taken place.

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Obama budget eyes employee-contractor issue

In recent years, governmental agencies and courts have tried to decide if workers are employees or independent contractors. Now a provision in President Obama’s 2011 federal budget request targets the issue.   Obama wants $25 million for the Department of Labor to add 100 enforcement employees and competitive grants to boost states’ ability to address misclassification. Classification is not a black and white issue, not even to the Internal Revenue Service. ”There is no ‘magic’ or set number ...

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Obama budget eyes employee-contractor issue

Governmental bodies often eye the construction industry for misclassification, but the trucking business also draws examination.

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