"Classifying more workers as independent contractors undoubtedly comes with a competitive advantage. And the associated degree of risk will increase or decrease depending on the location of the employer’s bases of operations, the regulatory schemes of the relevant states, the number of lower-wage workers employed, and the employer’s ability to manage the potential legal risk (including considerations of managing risks as part of fundraising or other transactional assessments)," says Colin Barnacle, partner, Nelson Mullins. In an exclusive interview with HR.com, Colin discusses worker classification challenges, wage reforms and federal adoption of the ABC Test, and more.
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