Employee Misclassification

New Jersey

On August 10, 2018, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Department of Labor (USDOL). For the next three years, both agencies will work together to prevent and reduce the classification of independent contractors. According to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Read more

The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently affirmed the determination of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDOL), as well as a lower court, that dog groomers working for a Knoxville company were misclassified as independent contractors. The case serves as a reminder to employers in Tennessee and elsewhere to ensure that they meet Read more

Pennsylvania is the latest state to join the U.S. Department of Labor Misclassification Initiative. As stated in the Memorandum of Understanding, the goal is to provide “clear, accurate, and easy-to-access outreach to employers, employees, and other stakeholders, and of sharing resources and enhancing enforcement by conducting coordinated investigations and sharing information consistent with applicable law.” The Commonwealth Read more

Last month, Alaska became the latest state to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Labor. Like the other states’ agreements with the U.S. Department of Labor, Alaska’s agreement is an attempt to fight employee misclassification. Alaska’s agencies will work together with the U.S. Department of Labor to prevent and reduce Read more