I read an interesting blog post by Emily Bushaw and Shannon McDermott in the Perkins Coie blog about a law in Washington State and independent contractor musicians. The Washington EmploymentContinue Reading Can A Rocker Be An Independent Contractor? Does He Need A Written Contract?
My colleague, Colin Dougherty, recently wrote about the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule that would change whether a worker is determined to be an employee or an independent contractor…Continue Reading USDOL Set To Realign Independent Contractor Test: Old Wine In A New Bottle
Uber just settled its New Jersey UI audit on independent contractor assessment for $100,000,000, down from an original sum much greater. Pretty good considering that misclassification is a heavy focus…Continue Reading Can $100,000,000 Be A Good Deal– Ask Uber!
When a company issues franchises, and the workers (in this case janitors) claim they are not independent contractors and sue the franchise company, can that “relationship” be posited as a…Continue Reading A Franchisee-Franchisor Relationship Cannot Be A Defense In An Independent Contractor Action
Most judicial decisions on the issue of independent contractor status go against the putative employer, with a finding that the people are statutory employees. A Massachusetts court has just reversed…Continue Reading A Court Rules Workers Are Independent Contractors! Will Wonders Never Cease?
I have been worried for some time now about the threat of increasing cooperation between agencies, federal and state, when it comes to assessing independent contractor status. Well, my fear…Continue Reading Oh My! Yet Another Collaboration Between Federal Agencies On The Independent Contractor “Situation.”
Prong B of the New Jersey ABC test for independent contractor status under the unemployment law requires the putative contractor to work outside of all of the “places of business”…
Continue Reading The ABC Test At Issue Before NJ Supreme Court: What Does A “Place of Business” Mean For Unemployment Law
There are so many independent contractor cases that go against the employers that when one goes the other way, it is a big deal. That is what has just happened…
Continue Reading Costco Wins Independent Contractor Case: Is The Tide (Hopefully) Changing?
I have written a few times on the new, very aggressive, enforcement measures that the New Jersey legislature has recently taken on the issue of misclassification. On this troubling note,…
Continue Reading New Jersey Management-Side Lawyers Bemoan Latest Legislative Attacks On The Business Community Over Independent Contractor Misclassification
I have often blogged about the very enforcement-oriented stance of the Murphy Administration and the New Jersey Department of Labor (“NJDOL”). Well, I have now even more evidence. On July…
Continue Reading New Jersey Tightens Up Already Stringent Independent Contractor Enforcement Hammers: Is There No End In Sight?