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Ninth Circuit Requires Proof by Common Evidence of Overtime or Expenses in Class Action Alleging Misclassification

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports on a case in which the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals did…

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FTC Sends Strong Antitrust Warning to Gig Economy Businesses

From JDSupra, Michael Holt and John Polson discuss what it means for the Federal Trade Commission to…

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FTC to Crack Down on Companies Taking Advantage of Gig Workers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it issued a policy statement indicates that the FTC will…

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Purdue Farms Sued for Independent Contractor Misclassification

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports on a class action lawsuit brought by chicken farmers against Perdue Farms…

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NLRB Proposes to Broaden Joint Employment Standard

From JDSupra, Rebecca Leaf discusses the proposed joint employer rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board…

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Worker Flexibility and Choice Act Introduced to Congress

From JDSupra, Lawrence Lorber, Scott Mallery, and Leon Rodriguez report on a new bill introduced into Congress…

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First Circuit Holds Antitrust Labor-Dispute Exemption Applies to Independent Contractors’ Protest Activities

From JDSupra, Tracey Diamond amd Dylan DeWitt* discuss a recent case in which the court said that…

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Investigation recovers $246K in back wages for 306 painters, drywall workers denied overtime by misclassification as independent contractors 

TThe United States Department of Labor announced that it recovered $246k for 306 workers who were misclassified…

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New Congressional Bill Would Create Hybrid Job Classification for Gig Workers – But is Already Facing Stiff Opposition

From JDSupra, Richard Meneghello and John Polson discuss a bill filed in Congress that would create a…

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Employee Misclassification and the Gig Economy 

From JDSupra, Clifford Hammond reviews the differences between employees and indepndent contractors and some of the classification…

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US Department of Labor recovers $178K in back wages for 27 workers of Houston employer who misclassified them as independent contractors 

The United States Department of Labor announced the recovery of $178k in wages for construction workers who…

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White House Nominates Acting DOL Wage & Hour Administrator to Lead Division

From JDSupra, Justin Barnes and Jeffrey Brecher discuss the nomination of Jessica Looman, Acting Administrator of the…