New Agency Insights On Independent Contractors

Law360 (August 2, 2018, 12:58 PM EDT) -- Staffing agencies fill the demand for temporary workers. Rideshare companies use apps to match people needing a ride with people willing to give them a ride. Health care registries dispatch caregivers to clients’ homes. The burning question is: When does the matchmaker cross the line and become an employer of its “independent contractors”? Two recent documents issued by a federal agency and a state agency provide some insight into this question, at least from the administrative agency standpoint.

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a field assistance bulletin to its enforcement administrators, addressing how to determine if and when...

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