Professional Cheerleader Case Presents Independent Contractor and Joint Employer Lessons 

Cheerleader in front of crowd

  From JDSupra, Greg Mersol the case of the Buffalo Jills and their allegation that they were misclassified as independent contractors.  Greg writes: The Buffalo Jills were the cheerleading squad at Buffalo Bills professional NFL games. For almost 30 years, they performed services at games and elsewhere through various contractors. They not only cheered for the team at football games, but also…

New bill allows Uber, Lyft to self regulate | WFAA.com

Uber Lyft WFAA

  WFAA reports that new legislation in Texas that prevents cities from regulating Uber or Lyft and classifies drivers as independent contractors.  WFAA reports: Effective immediately, the City of Dallas and other cities such as Austin and Houston can no longer regulate Uber or Lyft or any ride share company operating in their city limits.…

Wage and Hour Takeaways from Trump Post 100 Day Symposium

President Donald Trump

  From JDSupra, Cheryl Luce discusses what to expect under the Trump administration including expecting courts to drive change in the area of independent contractor classification.  Cheryl writes: Courts Will Drive Changes to Joint Employer and Independent Contractor Tests We expect courts to be the primary drivers of change affecting joint employment and independent contractor standards. We’ve…

U.S. District Court Upholds Labor Commissioner Awards of Almost $1 Million for Misclassification of Port and Rail Truck Drivers

Two 18 wheeler trucks at loading docks

    PRNewswire shares a press release from California Department of Industrial Relations on the ruling in favor of an award against XPO Cartage, Inc. for misclassifying drivers as independent contractors.  The press release states: LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A federal court judge has sided with California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su, issuing a judgment…

What the First-Ever Bill Promoting Portable Benefits for Independent Contractors Does – And Does Not Do 

Senator Mark Warner D-VA

  From Lexology, Richard J. Reibstein discusses the bill introduced by Senator Mark Warner to create portable benefits for independent contractors.  Richard discusses what it does and does not do.  Richard writes: What the Bill Would Do The bill introduced today by Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) and a companion bill introduced today by Representative Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.)…