Independent Contractor Compliance

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New York’s ‘Freelance Isn’t Free’ law now in effect

By |May 17th, 2017|

New York City's new freelancer law put in place new rules, effective Monday, on how buyers must deal with independent contractors.
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FedEx to pay $227 million in IC settlement

By |May 10th, 2017|

Indianapolis Business Journal reports FedEx Corp. will pay drivers from 19 states more than $227 million to settle long-running lawsuits brought against it by drivers claiming they were undercompensated because the company classified them as independent contractors.
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Unions jumping on IC bandwagon

By |April 26th, 2017|

A union in the UK brought misclassification claims against delivery company DX, which uses independent contractors to handle deliveries.
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Misclassification: Court throws firms a bone

By |April 19th, 2017|

New York City black-car drivers are independent contractors, not employees, the Second District Court of Appeals rules.
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New Brexit scapegoat?

By |April 5th, 2017|

Amazon supplier in UK faces misclassification suit from union, gig economy gets Brexit blame.
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Judge blocks Seattle’s Uber and Lyft unionization law

By |April 5th, 2017|

A federal judge in Seattle has temporarily blocked the city’s first-in-the-nation law that attempts to allow Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers to unionize, The Seattle Times reported.
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Legal roundup: Settlement, restitution and safety liability

By |March 29th, 2017|

Instacart to pay $4.6 million to settle IC misclassification suit; staffing buyer pays restitution for wage and hour violations; another buyer is cited for carbon monoxide exposure incident.
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The ground is moving

By |March 29th, 2017|

In the world of work, two debates rage on: Who is a co-employer, and who is an independent contractor? The answers may be everyone and no one, respectively, writes Elizabeth Larson, an attorney with Michael Best and Friedrich LLC.
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Lyft settles with California drivers

By |March 22nd, 2017|

Following a rejection of an earlier deal, a federal judge approves Lyft’s $27.5 settlement with IC drivers.
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IC misclassification updates

By |March 15th, 2017|

The DC Circuit court rejected two rulings of the NLRB that workers had been misclassified as independent contractors, Lexology.com reports. Separately, The Seattle Times reports the US Chamber of Commerce has refiled a lawsuit against Seattle over a law allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize.