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Worker Misclassification

Battling a Damaging Workplace Trend

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Thomas E. Perez

One of the most pervasive and damaging trends we are seeing in the workplace is the deliberate misclassification of workers by employers looking to cut costs. Two judgments announced this week in Utah and Arizona demonstrate our commitment to cracking down on this practice, whereby companies claim that their workers are not employees but independent contractors.

The Future of Work Is Here and We Need to Deal With It

Gene Zaino | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Gene Zaino

I am convinced that it is time for a new framework that supports independent contractors. My belief is firmly validated by the nearly 18 million (and growing) who have chosen independent work.

Port Driver Efforts Show the Long, Hard Fight for Justice

James P. Hoffa | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Over the last 18 months, port truck drivers at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have dramatically escalated their decades-long struggle against trucking companies.

The FLSA at 75

Louis Pechman | Posted 08.24.2013 | New York
Louis Pechman

The America we live in is far different from that which existed 75 years ago and both employee advocates and company executives have raised serious questions as to how well the FLSA is currently working.

Union Membership Numbers Don't Tell the Whole Story

Sarita Gupta | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Sarita Gupta

Without placing a priority on creating not just jobs but good, union jobs, our economy will remain at a standstill for anyone but the 1 percent.

Dave Jamieson

Hilda Solis Talks Jobs And The Chevy Equinox

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Labor Secretary Hilda Solis voiced some early support for President Barack Obama's much-anticipated jobs plan on Wednesday, saying that ...

Open Letter to IRS: End Employee Misclassification Now

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

It's time for the IRS to get serious about the practice of employee misclassification, which will continue to add billions in tax losses if left unchecked.