Tulsa, OK is offering entrepreneurs $10,000 plus free co-working space if they move to the city and live there for a year. Similar program have launched in MI, OH, VT, and CT.
On Jan 1, Washington state is rolling out a plan that gives workers up to 16 weeks of paid time off for illness, injury, or maternity/paternity — and the self-employed can participate! A 0.4% premium delivers up to $4k per month. We’ll be watching how they calculate “hours worked” and “weekly pay” for ICs.
In NY, a company can exercise “incidental control” over independent contractors without creating an employment relationship, provided it doesn’t control the results of the independent contractor’s engagement, or the means used to achieve those results.
In the highly publicized Dynamex case, the California Supreme Court adopted an “ABC Test” to determine if someone is an independent contractor
The new approach presumes that all workers are employees unless proven otherwise. To meet this burden, the hiring entity has to establish all three of the ABC factors to classify someone as an independent contractor.