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Legislators Recognize Importance of Independent Contractors

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New legislative attention to the status of independent contractors demonstrates the rise of contingent workers and the sharing economy. There was a lot of commentary in 2015 about an increased utilization of independent contractors and other contingent workers, instead of employees, throughout the world. Corporate use of the contingent…

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MA Employers Soon Cannot Ask About Salary History

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Employers need to take specific actions to comply with the Massachusetts Pay Equity Act, which makes it illegal for employers to ask about a job candidate’s salary history. It will soon be illegal in Massachusetts to inquire about a job applicant’s compensation history when making a job offer. Employers must use other information — such…

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Uncertainty in the Gig Economy

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Businesses using independent contractors like Uber and others in the gig economy need to understand how worker relationships are viewed under state and federal law. What Employers Need to Know The legal status of workers in some gig economy business models like Uber is defined by uncertainty. The class action lawsuits and other legal challenges…

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