Independent Contractors Archives

U.S. Department of Labor Increasing Independent Contractor Misclassification Efforts

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Independent Contractors on Jan 31, 2013.

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor is increasing its efforts to pursue the misclassification of independent contractors under the auspices of Vice President Joe Biden’s Middle Class Task Force. Calling it a serious problem “for affected employees, employers, and to the entire economy”, the efforts are designed to address the improper designation of employees in some other manner.

Tags: , , ,

Refresher on PA’s Construction Workplace Misclassification Act

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Independent Contractors on May 14, 2012.

I recently attended a legislative breakfast hosted by one of the construction related organizations in which I participate. A number of state legislators were present, as was a representative of the District Attorney’s office in Montgomery County. Because the District Attorney is an elected position in Pennsylvania, this has a certain amount of logic to it. That being said, it is something that is not done very often and caught my attention.

Tags: , , , ,

  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S.News | 2015
  • Philadelphia Ranking Tier 1 - Land Use & Zoning Litigation
  • msi Global Alliance | Member of Independent Legal & Accounting Firms
  • Business Journals Law Firms | Top 50 | 2012