Workforce editors Frank Kalman and Rick Bell bid farewell to SHRM’s CEO and President Henry “Hank” Jackson, who is stepping down in December after six years on the job. They also discuss the lack of jobs being added among small businesses in the United States.
2nd Circuit Provides Plan for Employers to Win Misclassification Cases
Key factors include entrepreneurial opportunities, personal investment and flexibility to establish the legitimacy of the classification of workers as independent contractors.
In Saleem v. Corporate Transportation Group (2nd Cir. 4/12/17) , the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals considered whether a company properly classified a group of black-car taxi drivers as independent contractors, or whether it should have classified them as employees. In ruling for the company, the court gifted employers a game plan to use when classifying workers to minimize risk…