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    Five Key Legal Developments in 2017 in Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Law – and What to Expect in 2018

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    Independent contractor misclassification class action lawsuits and administrative proceedings are becoming more prevalent. Why? Because most industries have made use of independent contractors either to supplement their workforce or as part of their business model. The insurance industry is no exception; indeed, it has traditionally treated agents as ICs and paid them on a 1099 basis.

    Two of our colleagues in Locke Lord’s Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification practice, an interdisciplinary group of over 20 labor and employment, employee benefits, tax, and class action lawyers, have written a comprehensive two-part article on key developments in 2017 in the area of IC misclassification and compliance law and what to expect in 2018 in this emerging area of the law.  The article offers takeaways designed to maximize compliance and minimize exposure to IC misclassification liability.

    Part 1 of the article is an overview of five key legal developments from 2017 in the area of independent contractor misclassification and compliance law.

    Part 2 is a studied prediction of what lies ahead in 2018 in this emerging area of the law.

    Both parts offer takeaways designed to maximize IC compliance and minimize exposure to IC misclassification liability.

    For the full text of Five Key Legal Developments in 2017 in Independent Contractor Law, click HERE.

    For the full text of What to Expect in Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Law in 2018 click HERE.

    The article is published and reproduced with permission from Daily Labor Report Copyright 2018 by The Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs, Inc

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