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Beware: Your Asserted Independent Contractors Could Be Re-Classified

  • Employment Law

There are some obvious benefits to retaining true independent contractors as opposed to hiring employees. You do not have to withhold taxes, withhold and match Social Security and Medicare taxes, pay State Disability Insurance, State Unemployment taxes or federal payroll taxes from persons who are truly independent contractors.

U.S. Supreme Court Case Limits Age Discrimination Cases

  • Employment Law
  • Litigation

Mr. LaTorraca has just published a newsletter on his website, analyzing an important decision of the Supreme Court of the United States which affects employees' burden of proof in age discrimination under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA") and how that decision may or may not affect similar lawsuits under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA").

Gross V. FBL Financial Services, Inc. May Not Affect Employees' Burden Of Proof In FEHA Age Discrimination Lawsuits

On June 18, 2009, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its 5-4 decision in Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc., ___ U.S. ___; 2009 WL 1685684.


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