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Misclassifying Independent Contractors: New Law Coming?

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Oct 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

In his World of Work blog Dennis Westlind has an interesting post about a new bill introduced by Senators Kerry, Kennedy, and Obama.  If enacted, it would amend the FLSA and establish severe penalties for calling (and paying) employees as if they were independent contractors.

Here's the link.

Since Obama is a sponsor, if he wins the presidency in a few weeks there's a good chance that this bill, S3648, will become law before too long.

We've posted before on the danger to employers from misclassifying employees as independent contractors.  If this bill becomes law, the stakes will get even higher. 

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Frank Steinberg

Frank is the founder and principal of Steinberg Law, LLC. A Jersey boy born and bred, he focuses on employment litigation and counseling, business litigation,  and aviation law. Following law school and a clerkship in the federal district court Frank spent his early career with large litigation ...


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