Assembly Bill 2257 (“AB 2257”) was signed into law on September 4, 2020, a mere 247 days after AB5 went into effect. AB 2257 repealed and replaced AB5, Read ICON's blog for more information on what this new bill will mean to hiring entites and independent contractors.
Independent Contractor Services
The rise of the independent worker over the last 20 years has been stark and dramatic. Set against this is a backdrop of laws, rules, and regulations that were mostly enacted well before the technology explosion and the changing nature of work that came along in the 21st century. Legislators and regulators have been slow to react, and few laws have been enacted comport to the realities of the modern workforce. Suffice it to say, when it comes to independent contractors, the legal and regulatory maze is daunting and confusing.
ICON created various services to address, mitigate, and/or resolve these issues, from the outsourced management of independent contractors to consulting on enterprise-wide independent contractor engagement and compliance programs. ICON’s independent contractor engagement, management and compliance team is comprised of industry veterans that know the law, the market, and the industry. Further, ICON’s technology solution is second-to-none, including its proprietary software tool that vets independent contractors for compliance with Federal, state, and, if applicable, local law.
ICON’s track record is impeccable. Contact us today to learn more about our industry-leading independent contractor solutions.
LEADING THE INDUSTRY IN IC SERVICES
For over 22 years, ICON has led the industry in providing Independent Contractor Compliance Vetting and Management services. ICON utilizes a highly specialized compliance technology tool combined with a “hands-on” human interactive process to validate and manage Independent Contractor workers throughout the length of the contractor's assignment. ICON's Independent Contractor validation process mitigates and/or resolves the compliance challenges and concerns relating to the engagement and management of independent contractors.
ICON's Independent Contractor Management Service includes:
- Classification Analysis & Determination
- Insurance Vetting
- Web-based Onboarding Process
- On-going Classification Compliance Management
- Invoice - Payment Processing
- Advance Pay Option
- Legislative & Regulatory Expertise
- Client Indemnification
ICON'S WHITE PAPER: JOINT EMPLOYMENT AND THE EVER-CHANGING RULE IN 2020
WHAT'S IN THE WHITE PAPER?
On September 8, 2020, U.S. District Judge Gregory Woods in the Southern District of New York (NY Court) struck down a significant portion of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) most recent promulgation of the joint employment rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The portion that was struck down – technically called the “vertical” joint employment rule – had only been in effect for about 6 months.
This white paper will explain the ramifications of the NY Court’s decision; raise awareness about an oft misinterpreted approach to joint employment in the contingent labor world; and recommend best practices for buyers, suppliers, and managed service providers to mitigate joint employment risk.
DON’T WORRY, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK
With legislative environments becoming increasingly complex, particularly in regards to compliance, the correct classification of employees is critical. ICON handles this worry. If this sounds like a service that you would like to explore in more detail, click here to reach out to an ICON representative.
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