Independent Contractor

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

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?

I have often said that the USDOL is a politically charged industry and its view on legal issues (much like the National Labor Relations Board) shifts with the Administration that
Continue Reading Biden DOL Withdrawal Of Trump DOL Opinion Letters Signals Major Pendulum Swing Towards Employees

I have often lamented how easy it seems for plaintiffs to secure conditional certification in a FLSA collective action.  A few Affidavits, often identical in content, are produced and then,
Continue Reading Fifth Circuit Issues New Test For Determining Conditional Certification in FLSA Collective Actions: I Am Giddy!

If recent history teaches anything, it is that no industry is immune from attacks on employers who allegedly misclassify workers as independent contractors.  In an offbeat case, this has occurred
Continue Reading Medical Interpreters Deemed Employees Not Independent Contractors: The Detrimental Effect Of Non-Compete Agreements!