independent contractor

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 Employment

Continue 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

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

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

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?