25 Tax Deductions You Can Claim as a Freelancer

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From Yahoo Finance, Angela Ruth offers her list of 25 tax deductions that freelancers and independent contractors might be able to make.  She begins with some excellent advice to hire an accountant or trained tax professional to make you take the deductions properly.  Angela writes: Before we jump into this list of 25 tax deductions…

Judge approves $27 million driver settlement in Lyft lawsuit

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  From Reuters, Heather Somerville reports (edited by Sandra Maler) that a U.S. Judge approved the settlement agreement between Lyft and its drivers which leaves the drivers classified as independent contractors.  Heather reports: A U.S. judge gave final approval on Thursday to a settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit against Lyft Inc, ending a legal case…

Job Classification for the Colorado Employer – Employees v. Independent Contractors

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  From Caplan and Earnest, Elizabeth Francis discusses Colorado’s right to control test for determining if a worker is an employee or independent contractor.  Elizabeth writes:   The “right of control” test.  To determine job classification status, Colorado utilizes a “right of control” test. That is, whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor depends on whether…

Judge sides with city of Seattle in legal dispute with Uber over historic driver unionization law 

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  From Geekwire, Nat Levy discusses a judge’s decision to uphold the Seattle ordinance that allows drivers to organize.  Nat writes: A King County judge today rejected a request from Uber subsidiary Rasier to block several key provisions of Seattle’s historic law that lets drivers for ride-hailing companies decide if they want to bargain collectively. The decision represents a…

Connecticut Supreme Court Provides Guidance on Test for Independent Contractors 

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From the National Law Review, Michael Colgan Harrington and Madiha M. Malik discuss a recent Connecticut Supreme Court case in which an independent contractor who only had one client was still held to be an independent contractor under Connecticut’s ABC test.  Michael and Madiha write: Under Connecticut law, the “ABC” Test has long been applied to determine whether an…