Independent Contractor Compliance

Foodpanda, Uber Eats are employers: Taiwan

|October 16th, 2019|

The Taiwanese ministry of labor says Foodpanda and Uber Eats are employers of those who deliver food for their platforms. Foodpanda has rejected that assertion, Focus Taiwan News Channel Reports.
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Uber launches staffing app

|October 9th, 2019|

Uber Technologies Inc. is entering the more traditional contingent workforce staffing market with the rollout of its Uber Works industrial staffing app in Chicago.
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Supreme Court denies IC case review, ABC test stands

|October 9th, 2019|

The US Supreme Court let stand a lower court finding that a federal law limiting state regulation of the trucking industry does not preempt New Jersey’s wage-and-hour law.
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Potential IC legislation has flaws, may not benefit workers

|October 2nd, 2019|

A US House subcommittee heard testimony from attorneys and others on independent contractor classification, the fallacy of flexibility and the effects of proposed legislation on law-abiding employers.
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Uber hit with IC driver lawsuit in New Jersey

|October 2nd, 2019|

Uber Technologies Inc. was hit with a proposed class action lawsuit in New Jersey federal court alleging the company misclassifies its drivers as independent contractors, Bloomberg Law reports.
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Legislation will not stop the gig economy: Q&A with Peter Reagan

|September 18th, 2019|

SIA’s Peter Reagan explores what he thinks lies ahead for the contingent workforce and its users, including more entrepreneurial gigs and no intellectual property.
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AB 5 shines spotlight on IC classification; Uber drivers to remain contractors

|September 18th, 2019|

Uber will continue classifying its drivers as independent contractors even after the passage last week of California’s Assembly Bill 5.
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California Senate approves tough IC law

|September 11th, 2019|

The California Senate Tuesday passed AB 5, which puts in place the more strict “ABC” test for determining independent contractor compliance. 
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Massachusetts clarifies when to count ICs for paid leave contributions

|September 11th, 2019|

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave issued new guidance clarifying when an employer’s quarterly reports should include 1099 workers, Seyfarth Shaw attorneys write in a new blog post.
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NLRB: IC misclassification not a NLRA violation

|September 4th, 2019|

Misclassification of workers as independent contractors is not in itself a violation of the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board said.
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