Tax Reform Creates New Benefit for Self-Employed

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a new tax deduction - of up to 20% - for pass-through entities, which include certain independent contractors. The provision, codified as new Internal Revenue Code section 199A, applies for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017, but before January 1, 2026.

NLRB Contends Worker Misclassification is a Violation of the NLRA

By Russell A. Hollrah
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) appears to be creating a new source of regulatory risk to companies doing business with independent contractors. On April 18, 2016, the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Los Angeles office issued a Complaint against a transportation company