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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…

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Uber settles with drivers for $20 million

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports on a settlement for $20 million between Uber and drivers in California…

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Mass. DFML on Contractors “25 Covered Individuals” Threshold

From The National Law Review, Nancy L. Gunzenhauser Popper and Anastasia A. Regne discuss when independent contractors…

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Court Uses 8-Factor Test To Hand Gig Businesses Victory In Next Round In New Prime Arbitration Battle 

From Mondaq, Richard R. Meneghello discusses the recent Massachusetts case which found that a DoorDash driver was…

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It’s Not Just California with an Employee-Friendly Worker Misclassification Test: Massachusetts was an Early Adopter 

From JDSupra, Michelle Roberts Gonzales, David Mitchell, and Jody Newman remind readers that Massachusetts uses the ABC…

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Federal Court in Massachusetts Halts DoorDash Driver’s Claims, Greenlights Arbitration

From Lexology, Jillian Hart and Robert O. Sheridan discuss a Massachusetts case in which the court said a driver…

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Massachusetts AG Prosecutes Cleaning Company for Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud

The Saugus Advertiser published a press release from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office describing the prosecution of…

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MA: Cleaning Company Cited $335,000 for Wage, Payroll Violations and Worker Misclassification

WorkersCompensation.com reports that a Massachusetts cleaning company will pay $335,000 for wage law violations including misclassifying workers…

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies Class Action Standards for Wage and Hour Cases

From Lexology, Stephen T. Melnick reviews a recent case in which the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial court discussed…

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Contractor can’t sue as third-party beneficiary

From Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Kris Olson reports that a contractor cannot sue the client of the party…

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Foreign manufacturer misclassifies Mass. sales rep as contractor

From Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Eric T. Berkman discusses a recent Massachusetts case in which a sales representative…

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Lyft drivers bound by ‘clickwrap’ arbitration clause

From Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Pat Murphy  A Massachusetts Lyft driver’s class action alleging that the ride-sharing company…