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Massachusetts Supreme Court Holds That Uber’s Registration Process Did Not Provide Reasonable Notice of Terms and Conditions and That Arbitration Was Therefore Improper 

From JDSupra, Brendan Gooley discusses a recent case in which the Massachusetts Supreme Court said that the…

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MA: Workers, Without Whom Company Would Cease to Exist, Are Not Outside the Usual Course of Company’s Business

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports on a Massachusetts case in which the court applied Massachusetts’ ABC test…

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MA: Grubhub Drivers are Exempt from Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports on a Massachusetts case in which Grubhub drivers were found to be…

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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…

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Federal Court Denies Class Certification of 7-Eleven Franchisees in Misclassification Suit

From JDSupra, Peter Lawrence Loh and Elizabeth Stone discuss a recent decision in Massachusetts in which the…

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New Prime trucking company settles 2 misclassification suits for $28M 

From HRDive, Lisa Burden reports on the settlement of two misclassification lawsuits that alleged truck drivers were…

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FAA Exemption Extends to ‘Last Mile’ Delivery Drivers and MA State Law Prevents Enforcement of Class Action Waiver

From Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Kris Olson discusses the court’s decision that the class action waiver was not…

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First Circuit Rules Amazon Delivery Drivers Not Required to Arbitrate Misclassification Claims 

From JDSupra, Christopher Feudo, Christian Garcia, and Jonathan Keselenko discuss a recent Massachusetts case in which the…

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Massachusetts Sues Uber and Lyft Over the Status of Drivers 

From The New York Times,  Kate Conger and Daisuke Wakabayashi report that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is suing…

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Massachusetts Court Has Bad “Prong B” News For Gig Businesses 

From JDSupra, Richard Meneghello discusses a recent case in Massachusetts in which the judge indicated that it…

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Limits on independent contracting hurt employers and workers

From Commonwealth Magazine, Mike Hruby argues that the strict independent contractor laws in California and Massachusetts unnecessarily…

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Judge in Lyft misclassification case says drivers are essential to its profits

Reuters reports that U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani appeared skeptical of Lyft’s claims that its drivers were…