Welcome to the Comprehensive Source for Worker Classification News and Developments
WorkerClassification.com is your first and last stop for classification news and developments. The goal of this Web site is to post accurate and up-to-date classification news and information. Guests who register will have access to helpful federal and state resources addressing worker classification and information on developing classification trends, including articles, recent opinions and government reports.
Why Is Worker Classification Important?
The proper classification of a company’s workforce is being examined as never before. This scrutiny is not industry-specific, but covers all industries, including some that were previously overlooked. Federal and state agencies have increased their enforcement efforts with respect to employers that allegedly have improperly classified their workers as independent contractors and plaintiffs' attorneys target employers who classify personnel as exempt employees. Several states have formed task forces to focus on the classification issue. Other states have passed new legislation designed to curtail purported worker misclassification. Companies that are found to have improperly classified their workers are subject to large assessments, penalties and class action litigation. On the other hand, workers who are misclassified may be denied employee benefits and overtime pay. It is crucial, therefore, that employers pay particular attention to the manner in which workers are classified. WorkerClassification.com is a resource tool that can help in this process.
Why Have We Created This Website?
We created this Web site to serve as a resource tool for those who are facing worker classification issues. This Web site is very much like a blog with dated entries covering events affecting worker classification issues and, when appropriate, some limited analysis of such events. Only articles, state and federal resources, and other publicly-available information are posted, not opinions, speculation or rumor.
Do You Take a Position About Worker Classification Issues?
No. This Web site does not take any position with respect to any issue. We post relevant, publicly-available information. Relevance is our filter.
Can I Contact You?
Yes, please do. Let us know by e-mail if there is a development you think we may have missed or any other matter of interest regarding worker classification.
Do You Provide Legal Advice?
Yes. Sutherland counsels clients on worker classification matters. The proper classification of workers is important to every company and every worker. While this Web site is designed to be a comprehensive resource for worker classification issues, it is not intended to convey any legal or regulatory advice whatsoever. If you require such guidance, please contact your lawyer or you can reach us at the About Us section of this Web site.
Liability Disclaimer: The information on this Web site does not constitute legal advice. The law is constantly changing, and we make no warranty of the accuracy of information on this site or any site to which we link.