Michael Newman

Michael Newman

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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Strippers’ Suit Alleges They Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors

In a purported class action, Jessica Mason et al. v. Fantasy LLC et al., five adult dancers have sued the Fantasy Gentlemen’s Club in Colorado federal court for misclassifying them as independent contractors, alleging they...more

9/4/2013 - Class Action Employee Benefits Full-Time Employees Independent Contractors Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

District Manager Correctly Classified as Independent Contractor … Not an Employee

The California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District (Division Three) recently issued its ruling in Beaumont-Jacques v. Farmers Group, Inc., et al., affirming the trial court’s determination on summary judgment...more

7/22/2013 - Full-Time Employees Independent Contractors Insurers Managers

Crowdsourced Workers: Are They Employees or Independent Contractors?

What happens when modern innovations in the workforce (made possible by the advent of the internet) collide with traditional concepts of employment? You get lawsuits like Christopher Otey v. Crowdflower, Inc., filed late...more

3/19/2013 - Class Action Crowdsourcing FLSA Independent Contractors Misclassification

Who is an employee and who is an independent contractor under the employer mandate provisions of the Affordable Care Act...

As we have written in this space in the past, whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor can have many consequences. The classification can determine whether the principal is liable for the negligent acts...more

2/27/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employee Definition Employer Mandates ERISA Full-Time Employees Independent Contractors IRS Misclassification SCOTUS Shared Responsibility Rule

Exotic Dancers Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors, Kansas Supreme Court Rules

In Milano’s v. Kansas Department of Labor, the Kansas Supreme Court determined that exotic dancers were employees, not independent contractors, for purposes of unemployment insurance....more

2/14/2013 - Employee Benefits Hiring & Firing Independent Contractors Misclassification Right to Control Tips Unemployment Insurance

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