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The Gig Economy, Independent Contractors, and New York Law

by Mintz Levin - Mintz Edge on

The gig economy (on-demand work) is a disruptive factor in many industries, including the housing market (Airbnb, Homeaway), transportation services (Uber, Lyft, Juno, Via), delivery services (Postmates, Caviar, Instacart),...more

Supreme Court Affirms Strict Personal Jurisdiction Rules

On May 30, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of corporations in a personal jurisdiction decision, limiting the number of places where they can be sued. In BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, an 8-1 decision authored by...more

There’s No Place Like Home: The U.S. Supreme Court Emphasizes the Constitutional Limits on Personal Jurisdiction and Constrains...

by K&L Gates LLP on

Almost any business whose products or services reach customers in multiple states knows that there are some jurisdictions thought to be friendlier to plaintiffs. Plaintiffs’ lawyers know about those jurisdictions too, and...more

InterConnect FLASH! No. 61 - Regardless of Status (Broker/Motor Carrier): Contract & Control Still Matter

by Benesch on

Courts continue to review the circumstances surrounding the degree of control exercised over transportation service providers. This has held true in several different segments of the transportation industry whether it is home...more

The Feds Embrace the Sharing Economy

by Fisher Phillips on

A while back, we posted about corporate travel and the sharing economy, noting the burgeoning acceptance of ride-sharing expenses by corporate America. Despite ongoing criticism and litigation, the sharing economy continues...more

New District of New Jersey Case Shows Importance of Requiring Drivers to Form Corporate Entities in Misclassification Cases

by Genova Burns LLC on

Late last month, District of New Jersey Judge Robert B. Kugler partially granted FedEx Ground Package Systems Inc. (“FedEx”)’s Motion to Dismiss in a trucking misclassification case. The court dismissed several claims but...more

Trucking Company Owner Personally Liable for Whistleblower Retaliation Claim

Recent amendments to the Surface Transportation Act include a new cause of action for employees of companies engaged in interstate transportation who allege that they were fired or had other adverse action taken against them...more

Rise of the robots

by White & Case LLP on

Experts warn of the threat posed by super-intelligent machines, but what does this new era of automation mean for the future of work as we know it? Earlier this year, the Japanese office of advertising agency McCann...more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Ten days remain before the last day of the Minnesota legislative session May 23, 2016. Governor Mark Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and House Speaker Kurt Daudt met twice in the past week to negotiate an agreement on...more

What Does Uber Mean for Telecom Carriers?

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The business model employed by ride-hailing company Uber Technologies, Inc., has certainly been disruptive in the transportation business. Now, a decision involving Uber may have implications for telecommunications carriers...more

EB-5 Project Finance–Investor Visa Option - Creative Financing for U.S. Developers and Businesses

by Carlton Fields on

In recent years, developers seeking to raise capital have taken a keen interest in the EB-5 regional center investor visa program. Regional centers are entities designed to use immigrant investor capital to promote economic...more

Tax Policy Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 40 percent. The average combined federal and state tax rate paid by most U.S.-based firms, according to a Wall Street Journal op-ed by James Freeman today, entitled “The Tax Takeover Craze.” Freeman claims...more

Dumb Things Retirement Plan Sponsors Should Avoid Doing

by Ary Rosenbaum on

Whoever said that there is no such thing as a dumb question obviously wasn’t in attendance at my Global History class in high school when someone asked whether it was true that if you take a picture of an Amish person, the...more

Airports Lounges Aren’t Just for VIPs: Tips for Business Travelers

by Gary Cucchiara on

Airports Lounges Aren’t Just for VIPs: Tips for Business Travelers by Gary Cucchiara on September 17, 2013 Now that airlines have taken away most of the comforts of flying, airport lounges can be an oasis for weary...more

Who Must Comply With the New Cell Phone Ban?

by Tammy Ensslin on

Legal Alert: I am still receiving a significant amount of inquiries from trucking clients asking for clarification on the new cell phone ban for operators of commercial motor vehicles (“CMV’s). This newsletter...more

Business Visits to the US: To "B" or Not to "B" - That is the Question!

by Noah Klug on

This article addresses immigration issues that travelers should consider before visiting the United States....more

Rely on TDS - Quarterly Newsletter

by Kevin Gordon on

"Rely on TDS" is the quarterly newsletter by the Manitoba, Canada based law firm, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP. The newsletter is a collection of articles from a variety of subject matters targeted to the business...more

MIUTES From AILA Chapter Meeting with CBP Representatives at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Notes from New Jersey AILA Chapter Meeting 1/26/2010 - Speakers for US Customs and Border Protection: Paula Heacock, Branch Chief, Enforcement Operations Louis Mejia, Supervisor for Admissibility Issues Kevin...more

Pitfalls of Employer-Issued Equipment and Employee Per Diem/NAPEO Legal Insights

by Lawrence Kolin on

A professional employer organization (PEO) is a single source provider of integrated services which enable business owners to cost-effectively outsource. Employee per diem issues pose special challenges for PEOs because of...more

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