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Second Favorable Ruling for Insurance Companies on Independent Contractor Misclassification

Following on the heels of a very favorable decision by a federal appellate court earlier this year that insurance agents for American Family Insurance were not misclassified by the company as independent contractors in a class action brought under ERISA, … Continue reading

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Insurance Agent for Northwestern Mutual Found to be Independent Contractor, Not Employee

In a very favorable ruling for insurance companies, a federal district court on May 6 held that Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company had not misclassified as an independent contractor (IC) a life insurance agent who alleged that he was an … Continue reading

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Do Developers Need Contractor Licenses to Develop Renewable Energy Projects?

Each state has a different set of laws governing the licensing of contractors. Developers must navigate these laws to avoid liability under state law. For instance, in California, only licensed contractors can enter into contracts involving construction activities. In California … Continue reading

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January 2019 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

This past month may well be regarded as one of the more legally satisfying for businesses using independent contractors.  Courts issued three decisions in favor of companies on the issue as to whether certain workers are ICs or employees: the … Continue reading

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Employee v. Independent Contractor: The IRS Classification Settlement Program

Judson D. Stelter (J.D. 2008, Cleveland State; Taft Stettinius & Hollister, Cleveland) has published Note, The IRS Classification Settlement Program: Is It An Adequate Tool To Relieve Taxpayer Burden For Small Businesses That Have Misclassified Workers As Independent Contractors?, 56… … Continue reading

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