Posted in Washington

Seattle Alert: New Independent Contractor Protections Go Into Effect September 1, 2022 

From JDSupra, David E. Worley discusses Seattle’s new regulations that protect independent contractors. The new regulations require…

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Posted in National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)

NLRB Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Joint-Employer Standard 

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) started the rulemaking process by issuing a notice that it would…

Posted in Freelancing

More Big Companies Are Hiring Freelancers. That’s Good News For The Self-Employed

From Forbes, Elaine Pofeldt discusses the increase in the number of companies that are engaging with independent…

Posted in Illinois Virginia

Contractual Choice of Law Provision Can’t Shield Employer From State Wage and Hour Class Action

From JDSupra, Suzanne Newcomb discusses a recent case in which the choice of law provision in an…

Posted in Georgia

Definition of “Employee” Expanded in Georgia’s Unemployment Benefits Statute

From JDSupra, W. Baker Gerwig, IV reports that Georgia expanded the definition of “employee” in its unemplyment…

Posted in Misclassification

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…

Posted in California

First, But Certainly Not the Last: California Agricultural Labor Relations Board Issues First-Ever Additional Penalties to Employer for Willful Misclassification

From JDSupra, Heather Domingo and Rebecca Hause-Schultz discuss the first time the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board…

Posted in Massachusetts

A Court Rules Workers Are Independent Contractors! Will Wonders Never Cease?

From JDSupra, Mark Tabakman discusses a recent case in Massachusetts in which the court said that home…

Posted in Misclassification

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…

Posted in Freelancing New York

New York Appellate Court Takes First Crack at Interpreting NYC’s Freelancing Law

From JDSupra, Miguel Lopez discussses the first appeallate decision interpreting New York City’s Freelancer isn’t Free Act…

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Posted in Misclassification

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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Posted in ABC New Jersey

NJ Supreme Court Addresses Worker Classification and Independent Contractor Status Under ABC Test

From JDSupra, Irene Hseih discusses a recent case before the New Jersey Supreme Court in which the…