Independent Contractor Compliance

Lowe’s wins bid to enforce arbitration in worker misclassification case

|July 21st, 2021|

An independent installer’s misclassification case against the home improvement retailer must be handled through arbitration, a US District Court ruled last week.
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Employed or self-employed? A matter of personal service

|July 14th, 2021|

UK court decisions regarding employment status of Deliveroo and Uber workers are seemingly at odds. SIA’s director of legal and regulatory research explains the differences between the cases.
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New Jersey governor signs IC misclassification legislative package

|July 14th, 2021|

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy last week signed a four-bill legislative package aimed at stopping the practice of misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
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Business groups lobby against key Biden labor nominee

|July 14th, 2021|

President Biden’s pick to run the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division is facing fierce opposition from several business groups, The Hill reported.
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Gig worker sick pay: Uber to pay $3.5 million to Seattle drivers

|June 30th, 2021|

Uber will pay nearly $3.5 million to 15,717 independent contractor drivers in Seattle to settle allegations under the city’s Covid-era Paid Sick and Safe Time for Gig Workers Ordinance.
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Truckers to take case against AB 5 to US Supreme Court

|June 30th, 2021|

An injunction against California’s AB 5 law remains in effect as a trucking association appeals its case to the US Supreme Court, Land Line reports.
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Amazon loses bid to enforce arbitration in IC misclassification lawsuit

|June 23rd, 2021|

The US Supreme Court declined to review a First Circuit ruling that Amazon’s delivery drivers in Massachusetts are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act and cannot be forced into arbitration. The drivers can now take their misclassification case to court.
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Under wraps

|June 23rd, 2021|

A labor employment attorney discusses confidentiality agreements for staffing professionals as remote work puts intellectual property at greater risk. Read about it in Staffing Industry Review magazine.
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Seattle passes independent contractor regulations despite stakeholder concerns

|June 16th, 2021|

The Seattle City Council passed an independent contractors bill that “goes far beyond” what a key stakeholder initially recommended, Seattle City Council Insights reports.
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Gig workers: Europe explores social, other protections

|May 26th, 2021|

The European Commission in February began its consultation on the rights of gig economy workers whose labor is governed by digital platforms.
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