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Holland & Hart - Employers' Lawyers

Continuing Uncertainty over the Legality of Employer Rules Regulating Employee “Manners” in the Workplace

The National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) recently refined its test to determine whether employment rules violate Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”) in The Boeing Company, 365 NLRB No. 154...more

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

Amazon Is Subject To Liability As "Seller," Rules The Third Circuit

In my article last month, “Should Amazon be Liable for Products Sold in its Marketplace,” I discussed how the Fourth Circuit, like many courts before it, ruled Amazon was not a “Seller” when considering products sold on its...more

Akerman LLP - HR Defense

PEOs, Staffing Companies: Watch Proposed New Joint Employer Rule

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Professional Employer Organizations, franchisors, business advisors, and staffing agencies should take a close look at their contracts if the Department of Labor’s proposed new standard for what constitutes a joint employer...more

White and Williams LLP

Third Circuit Holds Amazon Liable As a Product Seller – Communications Decency Act Not Applicable to Sale and Distribution Strict...

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Defective products harm consumers. Courts have consistently held, however, that Amazon is not liable for defective products acquired through its on-line marketplace because the company is not a “seller” and is otherwise...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Illinois Supreme Court Affirms Pollution Control Board’s Clean Construction or Demolition Debris Rules, and Articulates Guidelines...

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Seyfarth Synopsis: The Illinois Supreme Court recently affirmed that the Illinois Pollution Control Board’s clean construction or demolition debris (CCDD) rules were not arbitrary and capricious. County of Will v. Pollution...more

Benesch

InterConnect FLASH! No. 73 - Ohio Legislature Enacts Statutory Protections for Motor Carriers Using Bona Fide Independent...

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The Ohio Trucking Association successfully led and won the fight to enact House Bill 62 (the “Bill”) in an effort to assist its members in standardizing the administrative processes that burden motor carriers using...more

Holland & Hart - Employers' Lawyers

U.S. DOL Proposes New Joint Employer Test

Employers often struggle to determine whether they might be considered “joint employers” with other entities under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing new guidance on this...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Despite DOL 'Gig Economy' Opinion Letter, State Wage and Hour Laws That Provide Greater Protections for Workers Still Trump Fair...

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As we reported recently, on April 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter clarifying its stance on the classification of workers in the gig economy. The letter provided good news to those who...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

U.S. Labor Department Describes Most ‘Gig Economy' Workers as Independent Contractors

With the advent of Uber, Lyft, and other so-called “gig economy” jobs, a niche industry has arisen for plaintiffs’ lawyers who file suit against these companies alleging that their workers are misclassified employees. The...more

Nilan Johnson Lewis PA

Ninth Circuit Applies Dynamex Retroactively

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On Thursday, May 2, the Ninth Circuit issued a significant decision holding that the California Supreme Court’s recent Dynamex ruling applies retroactively. Recall that in Dynamex, California’s highest court rejected a...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

DOL Issues Opinion Letter Clarifying Employment Status in Gig Economy

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On April 29, 2019, the Department of Labor issued an opinion letter FLSA2019-6. In fall 2018, several employer groups sought clarification from the DOL on worker classification as employees versus independent contractors. In...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

The Tug-Of-War Continues: DOL Proposes New Rule to Provide a Clear Definition of “Joint Employer” Under the Fair Labor Standards...

On April 9, 2019, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking aimed at clarifying the circumstances under which a business can be classified as a joint employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

U.S. Labor Department Proposes Rules Restricting Joint Employment Status

In recent years, both the Obama administration’s Department of Labor and some federal courts issued interpretations of joint employer status that vexed many companies, especially franchisors. Joint employment means that two...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

DOL proposes four-factor test to determine joint employment status

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its latest proposed rule to amend its existing regulations regarding joint employer arrangements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). ...more

Benesch

Department of Labor Announces Proposed Joint Employer Status Rule

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On April 1, 2019, employers received good news with the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) proposed regulation limiting joint employer liability. As expected (see prior alert regarding NLRB rulemaking), the proposed rule narrows...more

Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP

Illinois Federal Court Grants Summary Judgment To Insurer On Late Notice Defense Despite Finding A Genuine Issue Of Material Fact...

The underlying plaintiff, Kyler Moje, played minor-league hockey for the Danville Dashers, a team in the now-defunct Federal Hockey League (“the League”). During a game on or about February 10, 2012, a player from the...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

No Fooling: DOL Announces Joint-Employer Proposal

On April 1, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its existing regulations regarding joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)....more

Hodgson Russ LLP

Insurance Agents Properly Classified as Independent Contractors

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A common practice of many insurance companies is to structure their sales force to provide that its agents are independent contractors as the companies believe that the best way to sell insurance is through independent...more

Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP

NLRB Returns to Employer-Friendly Standard for Employee vs. Independent Contractor Test; Little Impact Foreseen for CA Employers

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In its recently issued decision in SuperShuttle DFW, Inc. and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1338, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed course on the test it uses to determine whether a worker is an employee or...more

Bracewell LLP

Fifth Circuit Upholds Independent Contractor Status for Highly Skilled Energy Industry Consultants

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In Parrish v Premier Directional Drilling, the Fifth Circuit recently rejected a group of directional driller consultants’ claims for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) finding that the directional driller...more

Benesch

NLRB Restores Independent Contractor Test in SuperShuttle

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On Friday, January 25, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) overruled an Obama-era decision focused on determining whether workers were independent contractors or employees and restored entrepreneurship as a key...more

Miller Canfield

More Workers Likely To Be Considered Independent Contractors and Not Employees, Under NLRB's New Ruling

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The National Labor Relations Board ("the Board") has revised the standard for determining who are independent contractors excluded from the National Labor Relations Act's ("the Act") protections, meaning more workers are...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

English Court of Appeal Clarifies Test for Determining Jurisdictional Challenges

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Applicants challenging jurisdiction must satisfy a single three-limbed test, rather than establish a ‘good arguable case’ and ‘better of the argument’. The English Court of Appeal has clarified the correct test to be...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The 10th Circuit Massaged the Idea of Whether Student-Trainees Were Employees Under the FLSA

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Seyfarth Synopsis:  Courts across the country have frequently weighed in on the unpaid interns/ trainees versus paid employee debate.  Now, the 10th Circuit has jumped into the fray with a decision affirming that a massage...more

Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP

Dynamex And the Joint-Employer Standard: What Test Applies?

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As most employers are undoubtedly aware, April’s dynamite Dynamex decision blew up the definition of “employer” for purposes of determining independent contractor status. The California Supreme Court utilized the newly...more

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