Category: Misclassification

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The Labor Department’s Independent Contractor Rule Has Little if No Legal Impact but Is Likely To Cause Anxiety for Stakeholders

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein discusses the new rule proposed by the Department of Labor for classifying workers…

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US Department of Labor announces proposed rule on classifying employees, independent contractors; seeks to return to longstanding interpretation 

The United States Department of Labor announced its proposed rul for classifying workers as employees or independent…

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Court enters consent order requiring USPack Logistics to pay $575K to 62 Massachusetts couriers to resolve allegations of independent contractors’ misclassification 

The United States Department of Labor announced a consent judgement recovering $575k for workers misclassified as independent…

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Rideshare, retailers brace for tough U.S. independent contractor rule

From Reuters, Nandita Bose reports that a proposed rule from the Department of Labor for determining if…

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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…