States have recently made headlines in efforts to thwart misclassification of employees as independent contractors. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy established a task force on employee misclassification in an executive order signed last week. Separately, 12 attorneys general filed a friend of the court brief in a case before the National Labor Relations Board, arguing that intentional misclassification can violate the National Labor Relations Act.
In addition, the California Supreme Court on April 30 ruled in favor of using a tougher test on misclassification that could cast doubt on workers’ arrangements in that state. And it may already be affecting gig