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Andrew S. Berns Mentioned In Law360 Article, “NJ Worker Classification Crackdown Tees Up Tax Battle”

July 16, 2019

As seen on Law360.com on July 12, 2019.

A determination that workers are really employees who are obligated to pay into the fund — which in the Jersey Shore case resulted from a New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development audit — means the onetime independent contractors could have to pay back years’ worth of income into the state’s unemployment compensation fund.

And moving forward, they would have to fork over roughly a third of their paychecks, according to employment law attorney Andrew S. Berns of Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost PC, which submitted briefs in the case on behalf of the Certified Court Reporters Association of New Jersey.

Berns and others predict this will impact other industries, particularly in light of Gov. Phil Murphy’s vow Tuesday that he’ll continue to crack down on employers that, in the state’s view, misclassify their employees as independent contractors.

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