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New Service to Help with Independent Contractor Misclassification

November 21, 2013

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A provider of information and services ensuring independent contractor best practices, Relevant Business Solutions, has launched its Independent Contractor Information subscription-based service website.

It provides companies a convenient one-stop, easy-to-use location to find relevant components applicable to using independent contractors, according to a release.

“Components to this subscription based website service include: statutes, regulations, cases, legislative session and contact information, bill tracking and general news both on a per state and federal level.” says Scott Grandys, CEO, Relevant Business Solutions. “We bring all of this information to our subscribers for a modest monthly fee that ranges from $50 to $100.

“Relevant Business Solutions analyzes, on a daily basis, a complicated set of variables that are used to determine the classification of workers. As a subscriber, this information is delivered in real-time, with live updates to help companies determine the most current best practices for using independent contractors.” says Rick Flaaen, chief administrative officer.

More information is available at www.relevantbusinesssolutions.com 

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  1. 1. RIchard Reibstein [ November 21, 2013 @ 08:41PM ]

    This is a great service for trucking companies in this industry that utilize an independent contractor (IC) model. Because trucking companies are a favorite target for class action lawyers, the potential exposure for such businesses can be extraordinarily costly.
    This new service, www.relevantbusinesssolutions.com, offers a valuable service: information enabling companies to better understand the risks of using ICs without compliance with state and federal laws. To quote from their website, we "work with your legal counsel to develop a final implementation strategy." In that regard, this new service company can be a terrific kick-start for transportation, delivery, and trucking companies concerned about IC misclassification liability.
    Savvy, sophisticated transportation companies understand that there are no way to instantly attain IC compliance, and what works for one business rarely works for another. As noted in the "IC Diagnostics" page in the "Resources" tab of www.IndependentContractorCompliance.com: "There are no 'quick and dirty' ways to enhance IC compliance, and 'one size fits all' solutions are likely to be ill-fitting and disserve the objective of meaningfully minimizing or eliminating IC misclassification liability. The use of model, standard, or 'form' IC agreements tends to cause businesses to overlook the need to structure, document, and implement a sustainable IC model that is likely to withstand legal scrutiny under applicable legal tests."
    3P Delivery, which recently settled class cases for a seven-figure sum for each state in question, is a good case study. Search "3P" at http://independentcontractorcompliance.com.
    This new service is an excellent first step for those in the trucking industry to begin the process of working with counsel to enhance their IC compliance and minimizing misclassification liability. Richard Reibstein (ReibsteinR@PepperLaw.com)

 

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