Month: October 2020

Posted in Freelancing Misclassification

9 Common Mistakes Prevented by Invoicing Software 

From Quickbooks, the QuickBooks Canada Team offers insights into problems you can avoid by using an invoicing…

Posted in Georgia Workers Compensation

AMC Looks to Erase $8.6 Million Verdict in ‘Walking Dead’ Stunt Death 

From Variety, Gene Maddaus reports that AMC Networks is arguing that a stuntman’s death should be processed…

Posted in Misclassification

We Won’t Have To Wait Very Much Longer For Final Gig Economy Rule

From JDSupra, Richard Meneghello reports that the United States Department of Labor is proceeding with its proposed…

Posted in California

Attorney General Becerra: Our Courts Confirm, Uber and Lyft Are Trying to Evade the Law by Illegally Classifying Their Drivers as “Independent Contractors” 

Statement from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on the California appeals court decision saying that Uber and…

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Posted in California

CA Appeals Court Tells Uber and Lyft to Treat Drivers as Employees

From JDSupra, Michael Reif reports that a California appeals court affirmed the decision that Uber and Lyft…

Posted in Minnesota

Minnesota Owners of Drywall Company Face Jail Time for Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors to Avoid Paying Workers Compensation Insurance Premiums

From the Star-Tribune, Paul Walsh reports that the owners of a drywall company face jail time for…

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Posted in Intellectual Property

Employees or Independent Contractor Generated IP (Part 1) 

From JDSupra, David Cohen discusses intellectual property issues for patents and copyrights relating to employees and independent…

Posted in Misclassification

Deadline for Comments on DOL Independent Contractor Rule

From The National Law Review, Rebekah K. Herman and Alan J. Marcuis discuss the United States Department…

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Posted in Misclassification

Rep. DeLauro sponsors sweeping independent contractor bill; would force businesses to post emoji faces on store fronts 

From the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Marc E. Fitch reports on a bill filed by U.S….

Posted in Freelancing

Freelancer.com reports online jobs up 14%; professionals turning to freelancing amid pandemic

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) reports an increase in the number of online jobs posted on Freelancer.com: Online…

Posted in Misclassification

Do Your Employees Require a 1099 or W-2? 

From business.com, Andrew Martins discusses the differences between an employee and independent contractor and the importance of…

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Posted in Massachusetts

7-Eleven Protected from Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute by Federal Trade Commission Franchise Regulation

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein discusses a case in which the court said that a specific rule for…