This month we bring you the latest news on employment and payroll law for October 2022. Get caught up on the most recent changes in legislation, as well as updates on cases & law developments that could impact your business.
Rover Group to Pay $18M to Settle Worker Misclassification Litigation
The Rover Group will pay $18 million in a worker misclassification settlement. Dog walking, ride sharing driver, engineering… hiring a worker through a talent marketplace doesn’t make the freelancer an independent contractor. That mistake cost Rover Group $18 million. All gig economy companies should be paying attention.
Read the full story on MarketWatch here.
DOL Pushes Economic Reality Test in Worker Classification Proposal
On October 11, 2022, the US Department of Labor announced their proposed rule on worker classification which seeks to return to longstanding interpretation of the economic reality test and whether the work is integral to the employer’s business.
“While independent contractors have an important role in our economy, we have seen in many cases that employers misclassify their employees as independent contractors, particularly among our nation’s most vulnerable workers,” Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said earlier this month about the proposal. “Misclassification deprives workers of their federal labor protections, including their right to be paid their full, legally earned wages.”
Read the DOL’s News Release here.
GreenLight Makes Startup Pill’s List of Best Palo Alto Human Resources Startups & Businesses
We’re happy to make our way onto Startup Pill’s list of 36 Best Palo Alto Human Resources Startups & Businesses – Revolutionising The Human Resources Industry. Recipients, from startups to established brands, were chosen based on the following categories: innovation, growth, management, and societal impact.
If you’re looking for a glimpse at the Future of Work, look at this list.