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More new state laws to complicate life for employers

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In 2007, New York lawmakers passed a record number of laws affecting employers, including new laws on independent contractors, inquiries into conviction records, leave for military spouses, leave of absence for blood donations and cancer screenings, and unemployment benefits.

Independent contractors

To protect employees from potential exploitation and to collect payroll and other taxes, New York is stepping up its fight to make sure employees are properly classified as employees. By misclassifying employees as independent contractors, employers can evade minimum wage, overtime and workers’ compensation laws.

Gov. Eliot Spitzer recently signed an executive order establishing the Joint Task Force on Employee Misclassification. The task force will issue a report to the governor each Feb. 1, detailing enforcement efforts to stop employers from misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

The task force includes...(register to read more)

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