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Real Newspaper: Cheerleaders Not Legit Employees - Because Rich Athletes!

Real Newspaper: Cheerleaders Not Legit Employees  - Because Rich Athletes!
The editorial board of the Orange County Register decided to kick off 2016 by going full 1916. How did a paper of record turn the clocks back so? By questioning the motives of professional cheerleaders who are seeking employee (rather than independent contractor) status. The Register suggests that “they receive the fringe benefits of being surrounded by men who earn on average $1.9 million in the NFL and $5 million in the NBA” and should thus shut their damsel traps.
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$228M Misclassification Settlement May Send Ripples Through Industry, On-Demand Economy

$228M Misclassification Settlement May Send Ripples Through Industry, On-Demand Economy
FedEx has agreed to settle with over 2,000 past and present California workers who claimed they were misclassified as independent contractors. The $227 million settlement comes amidst a multitiude of long-running legal battles affecting FedEx drivers.
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New York, Illinois Cracked Down on Employers Screwing Workers Out Benefits and It Worked

New York, Illinois Cracked Down on Employers Screwing Workers Out Benefits and It Worked
New York and Illinois have done a fantastic job of curbing the practice known as "employee misclassification" – where shady businesses use a loophole to call workers independent contractors and get out of paying taxes (and giving benefits or a living wage to the workers).
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The Truck Stops Here: Port Workers in CA Strike 'Indefinitely' Over Misclassification and Union Busting

The Truck Stops Here: Port Workers in CA Strike 'Indefinitely' Over Misclassification and Union Busting
California truck drivers for three major transportation companies went on strike Monday morning to protest labor law violations. Over 120 drivers are taking action at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, two of the West Coast’s largest supply points which handle roughly 40 percent of the nation’s imports.
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Pennsylvania’s 2011 Employee Misclassification Law Hasn’t Resulted in a Single Prosecution

Pennsylvania’s 2011 Employee Misclassification Law Hasn’t Resulted in a Single Prosecution
Awareness about employee misclassification is growing and with it new laws have been enacted. But enacting a law and enforcing one are two different things, as demonstrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of Pennsylvania effort to combat the workers’ rights issue. Act 72, which set standards for who can and cannot be labeled an independent contractor, went into effect in 2011 but has resulted in very few court cases.
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LA Port Strike Solidarity Actions Stretch to Georgia, Tides Turning on Misclassification

LA Port Strike Solidarity Actions Stretch to Georgia, Tides Turning on Misclassification
At the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, truck drivers yesterday began a two-day strike to protest poor working conditions, specifically the fact that nearly 90 percent of drayage truckers at the ports are misclassified as independent contractors. The strike could disrupt traffic and force International Longshore Workers Union members to decide if they want to cross a picket line to get to work.
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Misclassification of Truckers: An 'Unlawful Scam Amounting to Billions of Dollars in Stolen Back Wages'

Misclassification of Truckers: An 'Unlawful Scam Amounting to Billions of Dollars in Stolen Back Wages'
A new collaborative report from several organization shows that nearly 50,000 of the country's 75,000 port truckers are incorrectly labeled as independent contractors, costing the average driver an astonishing $5,072 each month. It's a billion-dollar tax loophole that impacts everything from a family's reliance on safety nets to tax revenue and even the environment.
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