Posted in Australia

‘Breakthrough moment’: Uber and Transport Workers’ Union strike agreement over gig workers’ rights

From SBS News, Tom Canetti reports that Uber and the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) have agreed to…

Posted in New York

New York State Legislature Approves Statutory Protections for Independent Contractors

From JDSupra, Allan Bloom, Laura Fant, and Matthew Rosenthal discuss New York’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act, recently…

Posted in Misclassification

United States Department of Labor Plans to Engage in Rulemaking on Determining Employee or Independent Contractor Status under the FLSA

Jessica Looman, acting administrator for the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, announced in…

Posted in ABC New Jersey

Just Trucking Along: New Jersey Federal Court Rules Truck Drivers Were Misclassified as Independent Contractors

From JDSupra, Emily Bordens and MaryJane Dobbs discuss a recent decision that said that drivers were misclassified…

Posted in Arbitration California

Supreme Court: An Employee’s Individual PAGA Claim Must Be Adjudicated in Arbitration

From JDSupra, Marjorie Soto Garcia, Ron Holland, Priya Singh, and Lauren Ziegler discuss the United States Supreme…

Posted in Massachusetts

SJC Strikes Down Two Initiative Petitions Proposing Laws Classifying Covered App-Based Drivers as Independent Contractors

From JDSupra, Jaclyn L. Kawka discusses the decision by the  Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) that two…

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July is the New January – New State Laws Do Not Take the Summer Off 

From JDSupra, Jo Gbujama, Joy Rosenquist, and Bruce Sarchet provide an outstanding summary of new legislation that…

Posted in Misclassification

Department of Labor to host worker classification public forums

From Land Line, Mark Schremmer reports that the United States Department of Labor plans public forums to…

Posted in Misclassification

Home Energy Company Settles Misclassification Claims with Door-to-Door Sales Persons

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports on a settlement of claims that door-to-door sales persons were misclassified as independent…

Posted in Misclassification

Court Tenatively Says Janitorial Company Franchisees Are Employees

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports that a federal court in California issued a tenative order saying that franchisees…

Posted in Arbitration California

The Supreme Court Strikes a Blow to PAGA: What California Employers Need to Know

From JDSupra, Mike Flesuras and Jennifer Rubin discuss the United States Supreme Court’s decision that says California’s…

Posted in Massachusetts

Massachusetts High Court Nixes App-Based Driver Ballot Question 

From JDSupra, Jeffrey Fritz and Joshua Nadreau discuss the recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court…