Labor and Employment: Driving Change: New N.Y. Law Targets Worker Misclassification

June 1, 2014

By: Andrew D. Bobrek

HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, June 2014

New legislation that went into effect April 10 is intended to curtail misclassification of transportation industry workers as independent contractors instead of employees. The Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act significantly restricts the use of independent contractors and imposes other new requirements on New York transportation industry employers.

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