New legislation proposed in California puts employers on notice that they may have to treat workers as employees rather than independent contractors. What this means in practical terms is that employers would have to offer employees benefits such as workers' compensation coverage, unemployment compensation, and other employee benefits. The bill pending in California would give companies like those operating rideshares (Lyft and Uber) or food delivery business (Door Dash) legal requirements for establishing whether a worker is an employee. New York's Governor has indicated legislators there will have to look at that same definition of employee versus independent contractor.
Big News for Work Comp in Wisconsin
Effective September 10, 2019, Ward Law Firm and Domer Law - two law firms practicing only workers' compensation - combined forces to provide enhanced services to Wisconsin's injured workers. This team of attorneys now boasts over 80 years of workers' compensation practice. Expanded offices and personnel in both Milwaukee and Waukesha will allow greater opportunities and resources for helping Wisconsin's injured workers anywhere in the state.