In two prior posts (Top Myths About Hiring Independent Contractors and More Myths About Hiring Independent Contractors), we identified six common misconceptions about the use of independent contractors, each of which continues to result in the misclassification of independent contractors by employers. Here, we identify two more common misconceptions about independent contractors that almost always lead to … Read more
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Last month, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act will be effective beginning May 15, 2017. The Act extends significant protections to freelance workers, who are defined as “any natural person or any organization composed of no more than one natural person, whether or not … Read more
In a prior post titled Top Myths About Hiring Independent Contractors, we identified three common misconceptions about the use of independent contractors. The absence of clear-cut rules about the kinds of workers who are and aren’t appropriately classified as independent contractors continues to result in the misclassification of independent contractors by employers. Here, we identify three … Read more
Last week, I spoke to a group of arts administrators at a professional development session hosted by ArtsWestchester and the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association on the distinction between employees and independent contractors. We covered a lot of information during the session, including: the hefty financial consequences … Read more
Many businesses rely on independent contractors, instead of employees, for their staffing needs. The reasons for doing so are obvious – among them, savings in labor costs. But misclassification of a worker as an independent contractor (as opposed to an employee) may have a number of legal consequences for a business, including: Payment of back … Read more