Bill Aims To Stop Employers From Incorrectly Classifying Employees As Independent Contractors

Consumerist

(Alex Behrens) (Alex Behrens) In general, an independent contractor or freelancer is a worker who runs their own business but is hired by others for specific purposes and projects. But a growing number of employers have been using the independent contractor label on what had long been considered employees, often with the goal of shedding the cost of contributing to insurance and retirement benefits. A new piece of legislation seeks to make sure that businesses aren’t mislabeling employees as contractors.

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