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February 27, 2018 | by    

MSCI Coalition Weighs In On Independent Contractor Case Before NLRB

On Thursday, February 15, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) invited amicus briefs in Velox Express, a case dealing with the issue of independent contractor status and whether the misclassification of workers as independent contractors is in and of itself a violation of employees’ rights to collectively bargain under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

Briefs are due on April 16, 2018.

The NLRB specifically asked that briefs address “under what circumstances, if any, the Board should deem an employer’s act of misclassifying statutory employees as independent contractors a violation of Section 8(a)(1)” of the NLRA.” The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), which the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) is a member of, already has filed a brief in this case. That brief can be viewed here.

The CDW also is planning to file a follow up, so stay tuned to Connecting the Dots in the coming weeks.

MSCI members who are interested in more information about the issue of independent contractors and the Velox case are asked to visit the CDW website.