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SJC Strikes Down Two Initiative Petitions Proposing Laws Classifying Covered App-Based Drivers as Independent Contractors

From JDSupra, Jaclyn L. Kawka discusses the decision by the  Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) that two…

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July is the New January – New State Laws Do Not Take the Summer Off 

From JDSupra, Jo Gbujama, Joy Rosenquist, and Bruce Sarchet provide an outstanding summary of new legislation that…

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Department of Labor to host worker classification public forums

From Land Line, Mark Schremmer reports that the United States Department of Labor plans public forums to…

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Home Energy Company Settles Misclassification Claims with Door-to-Door Sales Persons

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports on a settlement of claims that door-to-door sales persons were misclassified as independent…

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Court Tenatively Says Janitorial Company Franchisees Are Employees

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports that a federal court in California issued a tenative order saying that franchisees…

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The Supreme Court Strikes a Blow to PAGA: What California Employers Need to Know

From JDSupra, Mike Flesuras and Jennifer Rubin discuss the United States Supreme Court’s decision that says California’s…

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Massachusetts High Court Nixes App-Based Driver Ballot Question 

From JDSupra, Jeffrey Fritz and Joshua Nadreau discuss the recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court…

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Supreme Court Permits Arbitration of Individual PAGA Claims

From JDSupra, Laura Devane, Robert Friedman, Julie McGoldrick, and Joseph Wientge Jr. discuss the United States Supreme…

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U.K.: Worker Status Does Not Depend on a Requirement for a Minimum Amount of Work

From JDSupra, Sinead Cuthill, Alex Denny, and Emma Vennesson discuss a recent case in which a worker…

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Seattle City Council Approves Wage Hike for App-Based Delivery Drivers: What Gig Economy Businesses Need to Know

From JDSupra, Catharine Morisset and Lisa Nagele-Piazza discuss an ordinance passed by Seattle’s City Council that is…

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DOL Announces Plan to Issue New Independent Contractor Final Rule 

From JDSupra, Justin Barnes, Jeffrey Brecher, and Adam Lounsbury discuss the announcement by the United States Department…

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U.S. Court of Appeals Offers Guidance on Applicability of Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws to Out-of-State Workers

From JDSupra, Stephen Melnick discuss a recent case in which the First Circuit Court of Appeals said…