On October 13, 2010, Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell signed HB 400, known as the “Construction Workplace Misclassification Act.” The purpose of the Act is to clarify when a construction worker can be classified as an independent contractor, rather than an employee.
Whether it’s a matter of trying to stay on top of I-9 form changes or keeping up with the immensely controversial immigration law that the state of Arizona brought forward earlier this year, immigration-related issues certainly have been in the news a lot in the last 12 months or so. Nevertheless, immigration matters remain a dangerous trap for some employers. And that’s why you should continue reading.
A few months back, I talked here about the well-known Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber case, and about Congress’ subsequent overturning of that case – with President Barack Obama’s blessing, if not his urging – by the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (“FPA”).