Independent Contractor Compliance

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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.
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Courier alleges misclassification

By |March 8th, 2017|

A former courier driver has filed a class-action lawsuit against a Los Angeles County business over allegations of misclassification and other labor code violations, the Northern California Record reports.
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Worker classification

By |February 8th, 2017|

Governments worldwide seek to understand the workplace of the future.
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Legal updates

By |February 1st, 2017|

Decisions in joint employment cases; Uber gets arbitration in IC case; Illinois temp equal pay bill proposed.
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Global developments for on-demand work

By |January 25th, 2017|

Laws covering on-demand and contingent workers have been discussed in Europe and Japan; IC developments in Canada and the US.
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Uber sues to stop Seattle IC driver unionization law

By |January 18th, 2017|

Uber filed a lawsuit to stop new rules that would allow Uber, Lyft and other independent contractor ride-sharing drivers to unionize, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.
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Citigroup settles in IC misclassification case

By |January 18th, 2017|

Citigroup Inc. agreed to settle for nearly $400,000 in a case alleging the company misclassified a number of its IT workers as contractors in order to avoid paying overtime wages, Legal Reader reports.
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The Trump effect

By |January 11th, 2017|

How the new presidential administration might affect compliance in the contingent workforce environment.
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Massachusetts high court: Federal law pre-empts state’s IC statute

By |January 11th, 2017|

Federal law outweighs the state’s strict IC statute when applied to delivery drivers, law firm Seyfarth Shaw reports.