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5 Ways to Protect Yourself Before Selecting a Contractor

You have saved and are ready to build the house of your dreams. If you select the wrong contractor, however, it could quickly turn into a nightmare. There are plenty of great contractors in Southwest Florida but there are a … Continue reading

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Employee of Hanford contractor pays nearly $125,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations

On August 7, an employee of Lockeed Martin Corp. agreed to pay $124,400 to settle allegations that he submitted inflated prices in connection with a contract for environmental rehabilitation at the Hanford, Washington, nuclear reservation. According to DOJ’s press release: … Continue reading

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Update: Federal Government Shutdowns and Contractor Risk

Here we go again.  Back in March, I discussed the impact of the brief government shutdowns in January and February and risks associated with what could have been (had the stand-off gone on much longer). Today, news from the White House … Continue reading

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Home Care and Nursing Registries Are Subject of New Independent Contractor Guidance

The home health care industry has been targeted in the past for IC misclassification by the U.S. Department of Labor and state workforce agencies, particularly with respect to home health aides.  Earlier today, July 13, 2018, the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Changes Test for Independent Contractor Status

Bryan Benard by Bryan Benard For purposes of compliance with California wage orders, a company seeking to establish that a worker is an independent contractor rather than an employee now must meet a three-part test, according to a recent opinion … Continue reading

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