Independent Contractor

There is, as we all know, an insane amount of litigation on independent contractor issues.  These controversies can emanate from any industry and there is no business that is immune to these allegations.  Case in point.  A judge in New York State has just granted class certification to a class of cheerleaders for the

Guess what?  Wage suits are increasing.  Hardly a surprise.  A recent study shows that wage-hour lawsuits were up about 8 percent over last year, which may stem (in part) from the recent USDOL initiatives on revising the FLSA exemption regulations and its “white paper” on independent contractor issues.  There is also the problem with applying

No industry or business is immune from the threat of a FLSA class action.  Proof of this premise is found in the certification of a class of dozens of freelance content producers who allege that the parent entity of the Hollywood Reporter denied them overtime by misclassifying the workers as independent contractors.  The primary allegation

I posted recently about a lawsuit involving Uber and independent contractors.  Well, it’s happened again.  The company was hit with a proposed class action suit in Pennsylvania state court with a central allegation being the drivers’ claim that they were misclassified as independent contractors.  The case is entitled DiNofa v. Uber Technologies Inc. et

I have recently blogged about new exemption regulations being proposed.  Well, that is not the only regulatory initiative coming down the pike.  The USDOL is about to release guidance on the very confusing and thorny issue of when an individual is an independent contractor.  The agency will be issuing another of its “famous” white papers

With the NFL draft just completed (and my Giants taking a much needed offensive lineman)  it is ironic that a law focusing on wage hour rights of NFL team cheerleaders is headed towards possible passage in California.  I have often blogged about independent contractor cases and cases involving claims for off-the-clock work.  The circumstances that