On October 30, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved final rules that implement position and trading activity based reporting requirements for market participants that trade futures and swaps. The final rules...more
A recent case out of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas upheld a jury finding that a franchisor’s principal was the employer of a former franchisee’s employee, despite the fact that the...more
Companies use independent contractors, instead of employees, to perform certain functions for many different reasons. Often, companies find it easier in the short term to retain an “independent contractor” rather than to hire...more
Originally published in Law360, February 22, 2013.
As real estate markets continue to rebound, owners of single asset real estate properties are increasingly incentivized to devise bankruptcy strategies that allow them...more
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