On June 7, 2017 the Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, announced that the US Department of Labor (DOL) was withdrawing its 2015 and 2016 guidance on joint employment and independent contractors. The Obama-era guidance expanded how joint employment was defined to include employers that have indirect or potential control over the terms and conditions of
IRS Offers Amnesty for Independent Contractor Misclassification, But Do Disadvantages Outweigh Advantages?
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has developed a new program called the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) that permits taxpayers to voluntarily reclassify workers as employees for federal employment tax purposes.
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New State Law Prohibits Discrimination Based On Military Status
On December 20, 2007, Governor Strickland signed into law the “Ohio Veterans Package” (Sub. H.B. 372), which is intended to support members and veterans of the armed services. Perhaps the most significant change made by the statute – particularly for Ohio employers – is the addition of “military status” to the list of protected classes under R.C. 4112.02.
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