Category Archives: Independent Contractor

A Whole New Game: College Athletes Are Employees

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided that Northwestern University athletes are employees of the University and, as such, are allowed to form a union. The athletes claim they just want a seat at the table to discuss issues. … Continue reading

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New Year, New Legislation Related to Independent Contractors?

As we usher in the new year, employers should be mindful of pending legislation that has the potential to impact their businesses. For instance, one piece of legislation related to independent contractors potentially offers game-changing good news for employers. With … Continue reading

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EEO-1 Report Deadline September 30, 2013

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the mailing of notification letters for the 2013 EEO-1 survey is complete. Federal law requires all private employers with 100 or more employees to file the EEO-1 report annually by September 30.  … Continue reading

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Is Your Business Too Noisy for New England?

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has launched a new outreach and enforcement regional emphasis program targeting the hazards of high noise levels in various manufacturing industries in New England.  The regional emphasis program will … Continue reading

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Different Stripper, Same Claim: New Case Continues to Strip Away the Notion of Independent Contractor Status

A new independent contractor case serves as a painful reminder to Massachusetts businesses that our state and its legislators do not understand business.  Many businesses, by their very nature or set up, rely upon contractors or consultants to meet their … Continue reading

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