Posted in Massachusetts Misclassification

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…

Posted in Louisiana

US Department of Labor, Louisiana Workforce Commission renew partnership to protect workers from misclassification

The United States Department of Labor announced that it renewed its agreement with the Louisiana Workforce Commission that…

Posted in Canada

Ontario, Canada Court Determines Plaintiff Employee (Not Independent Contractor) Wrongfully Terminated by Common Employer

From JDSupra, Rhonda Levy and George Vassos discuss a recent case in Ontario which “provides employers with…

Posted in New Jersey

Uber Paying $100 Million In Back Taxes Is A Positive Sign For Gig Workers

From Forbes, Tom Spiggle discusses Uber’s settlement of claims by the state of New Jersey for back…

Posted in Misclassification

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…

Posted in California

California Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Home Health Care Placement Agencies Nearly $2 Million for Misclassifying 66 Workers

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office required two home healthcare placement agencies $1.8 million for misclassifying workers as…

Posted in Pennsylvania

US Department of Labor obtains judgment to recover $9.3M in back wages, damages for 1,756 workers misclassified by Philadelphia staffing company

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgment that will recover $9.3 million in…

Posted in Michigan

US DOL Recovers $352K in Back Pay After Staffing Agency Misclassifies Workers Placed at Manufacturing Facilities as Independent Contractors

The United States Department of Labor announced that it recovered over $352k in back wages for workers…

Washington DC
Posted in Washington DC

Washington, D.C. to Expand Antidiscrimination Protections to Include Independent Contractors and Homeless Individuals

From JDSupra, Guy Brenner, Laura Fant, and Theresa Madonna discuss Washington D.C.s’s expansion of workplace ordinances to…

Posted in Pennsylvania

Democratic lawmakers introduce bill to stop wage theft in PA

Pennsylvania House Democrats announced tha they introduced a bill to address misclassification of workers in Pennsylvania. HARRISBURG,…

Posted in National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)

Snapshot on Manufacturing Industry: New Joint Employer Rule Could Spell Trouble for Manufacturers

From JDSupra, David Kresser discusses how the rule proposed by the National Labor Relations Board may affect…

Posted in Misclassification

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…