Month: January 2018

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Posted in Misclassification

Employee or Independent Contractor? A Question of Economic Realities

  From Aronson Beyond the Numbers, Jessica Taylor discusses the economic realities test for determining if a worker is…

Posted in Misclassification

Uber-Union Partnership May Jumpstart the “Portable Benefits” Movement in the Gig Economy

  From JDSupra, Benjamin Ebbink discusses the idea of benefits that are not tied to their “employer”, the attempts…

Posted in Freelancing

Uber drivers, freelancers and other independent contractors are getting a tax cut

  From the Los Angeles Times, Andrew Khouri reports that the new tax law offers a benefit to gig…

Posted in Louisiana

Louisiana Will Continue Focus on Misclassification as Independent Contractors

  From HR Daily Advisor, David Theard and Jones Walker report that Louisiana will continue to focus…

Posted in Arbitration California

California Appellate Court Holds Employee’s Dismissal Of Individual Labor Claims Precludes PAGA Standing

  From JDSupra, Jon Michaelson discusses a recent case in which a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claim…

Posted in ACA

Worker Misclassification can Affect ACA Compliance

  From The ACA Times, Joanna Kim-Brunetti discusses how misclassifying workers as independent contractors can affect On December…

Posted in Misclassification

Are you Properly Classifying your Caddie? Avoid Pitfalls in Caddie Misclassification

  From Lexology, Thomas A Lenz and Cindy Strom Arellano offer recommendations for engaging with caddies to avoid…

Posted in Misclassification

5 Employment Law Trends to Watch in 2018

  From Kimberlee Gee Legal, Kimberlee Gee discusses 5 employment law trends to watch in 2018 including…

Posted in Misclassification

Labor Department Initiative Could Permit Gig Workers To Obtain Healthcare Benefits

  From Lexology, Richard R. Meneghello discusses an initiative by the Department of Labor that would make it easier…

Posted in California Misclassification

Los Angeles City Attorney Sues Port-Trucking Firms Over Worker Classification

  From the Wall Street Journal, Erica E. Phillips reports that the Los Angeles City has filed lawsuits seeking…

Posted in Misclassification

Independent Contractor Status Still Under Attack

  From Industry Week, David Sparkman discusses the different approach the Trump administration has taken towards independent contractors compared…

Posted in Misclassification

Snyder-Lance pays $1.6 mil to settle misclassification suit with drivers

  From Business Management Daily, The HR Specialist: Pennsylvania Employment Law reports that drivers for Syder-Lance agreed to a…