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Summary Of Post-Trial Briefs Filed In Grubhub Misclassification Case

by Fisher Phillips on

The parties in the Grubhub misclassification case are back in court on Monday, October 30, delivering their final closing arguments to the judge. We’ve written about the trial extensively. To sum it up, though: a former...more

IT Companies and the Uber-ization of the Workforce

by Fisher Phillips on

With the rise of the gig economy, IT companies are taking the approach many employers in the gig economy have taken in structuring their workforce. In an industry where full-time and part-time employees cohabit in the same...more

Canada: Ontario Government's Proposed Legislation to "Create Fairer and Better Workplaces" Includes $15 Minimum Wage and Equal Pay...

by Littler on

On May 30, 2017, the Ontario government issued its response to a Final Report recently released by two Special Advisors as part of their Changing Workplaces Review. This Report included 173 recommendations for amendments to...more

This is Lowe’s, Don’t Be Like Lowe’s: A Checklist For Employers

Have you ever bought an appliance from Lowe’s Home Centers and been told that you have to contact one of its “licensed installers” and setup a time for them to come to your house to install the appliance? Subsequently, when...more

Pittsburgh Paid Sick Leave Act Goes Into Effect January 11, 2016

by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC on

The City of Pittsburgh recently became the second city in Pennsylvania to enact a paid sick leave law, with Mayor William Peduto signing the Paid Sick Days Act into law on August 13, 2015.  While the Act is facing legal...more

New Independent Contractor Misclassification Study Is Belied By Government Report and Disregards the Legitimate Use of Independent...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The Economic Policy Institute, a respected nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, has just released a working paper authored by a respected professor who co-authored a number of early academic studies detailing independent...more

New GAO Report on Contingent Workforce Shows 85% of Independent Contractors Are “Content with Their Employment Type”

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

A comprehensive government report on the contingent workforce made public two days ago revealed surprising data about independent contractors, finding that 85% of independent contractors “appeared content with their...more

The Affordable Care Act and Staffing: One Size Does Not Fit All

by Littler on

Since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has generated debate and questions about the law's impact on third-party staffing arrangements. With the effective date of the ACA's "pay-or-play" employer mandate...more

An Employee is an Employee is an Employee: Alexander v. FedEx Ground

by JAMS on

In the 1920s, author Gertrude Stein famously said, “A rose is a rose is a rose.” In light of Alexander v. FedEx Ground, that phrase could just as well be: an employee is an employee is an employee. Alexander is one of many...more

Employee or Independent Contractor? A Change in the Ground Rules at FedEx Ground

I’ll bet you assume that the hard-working driver who delivers your packages and letters shipped by Federal Express is a FedEx employee. After all, he or she wears a FedEx uniform, drives a FedEx truck, uses a FedEx handheld...more

9th Cir. Finds FedEx Delivery Drivers Are Employees, Not Contractors

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Last week, the 9th Circuit held in two related cases from California and Oregon that FedEx misclassified approximately 2,600 delivery truck drivers as independent contractors, rather than as employees. The cases—Alexander v....more

The Devil is in the Details: Advising Your Clients on the Affordable Care Act

by LeClairRyan on

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) represents a fundamental shift in healthcare delivery and insurance. The law is complex and many of its provisions are delayed due to implementation difficulties. However, virtually all...more

Are You Too Cozy With Your Independent Contractors?

by Fisher Phillips on

January 1, 2015 is fast approaching, and with it, the first year the employer mandate applies to employers with 100 or more full-time employees (50 in 2016) – the “Play or Pay” rules. In preparation for this new law,...more

Employers’ New Year’s Resolution: Review Employee v. Independent Contractor Classifications

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

As we enter 2014, employers should take the opportunity to review their classifications of employees and independent contractors to ensure they do not run afoul of the many overlapping statutes and regulations in this area....more

New York Partners With The U.S. Department Of Labor To Combat Worker Misclassification

On November 18, 2013, New York State announced that it is teaming with the U.S. Department of Labor (U.S. DOL) to protect employees against misclassification as independent contractors or other nonemployee statuses. Officials...more

Independent Contractor or Employee: How Some Countries Differ

In this series of blog posts, we have examined the use of independent-contractor relationships by multinational organizations. In our last three posts, we identified issues for global entities that are considering using...more

Employee Or Independent Contractor – The War Has Been Waged

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

The battle between employers and government agencies over the classification of workers as employees or independent contractors (an “IC”) has been waged for years. Last year, the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S....more

Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors Will Remain a Top Priority Under New U.S. Secretary of Labor

The new head of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will emphasize independent contractor misclassification as a top priority. Speaking this morning at a panel discussion in Chicago hosted by the American Bar...more

Strippers’ Suit Alleges They Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

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

Employment Classification Lessons Learned From Scantland v. Jeffry Knight Inc.

by Holland & Knight LLP on

A recent Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision issued a strong admonition to employers: the misclassification of workers as independent contractors rather than employees may have serious financial and operational...more

California Trucking and Shipping Companies Must Evaluate Owner/Operator Relationships in Light of Los Angeles Superior Court...

by Buchalter on

Trucking companies that operate in California and also utilize independent contractor “owner-operators” to ship goods throughout the country must re-evaluate whether or not the contractors are misclassified in light of the...more

Federal Agencies Go After “Misclassified” Landmen

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Are your landmen independent contractors? Are they employees? What do they look like to the government?...more

Governor Quinn Signs Amendments to Illinois Employee Classification Act

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On July 23, 2013, Governor Pat Quinn signed into law two separate measures that amended portions of the Illinois Employee Classification Act. That law, which was first enacted in 2008, penalizes contractors who perform either...more

California Agencies Don’t Get Two Bites At The Apple When It Comes To Misclassification

Happy Nails & Spa of Fashion Valley, LP, v. Julie Su, No. D060621 (July 19, 2013): A California Court of Appeal recently held that an employer does not have to relitigate the issue of whether the workers at its facilities are...more

District Manager Correctly Classified as Independent Contractor … Not an Employee

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

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

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