New Law Cracking Down on Independent Contractor Misclassification
On January 10, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act . The new law targets transportation and delivery companies in New York that classify as independent contractors certain drivers that deliver commercial goods in the state. The law drastically changes the legal test in New York for determining if such drivers are independent contractors or employees – requiring far more effort for legitimate businesses in this industry to create and maintain independent contractor relationships in the state. New York has been at the forefront of independent contractor misclassification initiatives in the recent past, and it is likely many other states will consider enacting similar laws for the transportation and delivery industry in 2014. Click here to continue reading this article on the Independent Contractor Compliance website.
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