Independent Contractor Compliance

Court revives UberBLACK drivers’ IC misclassification case

|March 4th, 2020|

The Third US Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday revived a lawsuit in which UberBLACK drivers in Philadelphia allege that human cloud, ride-sharing firm Uber Technologies Inc. misclassified them as independent contractors.
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Instacart employees likely misclassified as independent contractors, judge rules

|February 26th, 2020|

Instacart likely misclassifies its workers as independent contractors under California law, a judge ruled when granting a preliminary injunction against the human cloud, food-delivery firm. Instacart plans to appeal the ruling, which has been stayed.
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Judge denies preliminary injunction in Uber, Postmates AB 5 lawsuit

|February 12th, 2020|

A federal judge denied a request for preliminary injunction in a lawsuit seeking to prohibit enforcement of California’s AB 5 law against drivers while the lawsuit is heard.
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Arbitration news: California’s AB 51 halted; Amazon seeks Ninth Circuit relief

|February 5th, 2020|

Court halts California’s ban on enforced employer arbitration; Amazon asks Ninth Circuit to enforce arbitration in a case involving delivery drivers claiming misclassification.
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At large firms, one in six are gig workers

|February 5th, 2020|

One in six workers are gig workers, and industries across the board rely on them, according to the ADP Research Institute.
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Behind the DOL’s updated joint-employer guidance

|January 22nd, 2020|

SIA’s director of legal and regulatory research details the implications of the DOL’s first update on its joint-employer guidance in over 60 years.
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New Jersey governor signs bills aimed at stemming IC misclassification

|January 22nd, 2020|

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed several bills on Monday that are aimed at fighting independent contractor misclassification.
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AB 5 updates: $20 million enforcement budget sought; truckers exempt

|January 15th, 2020|

California readies itself to enforce AB 5, while a federal judge has ruled the law does not apply to truck drivers in the state.
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California AB 5: Constitutionality challenged; Uber changing app, Wonolo exiting state

|January 8th, 2020|

Now in effect, Uber and Postmates are challenging California AB 5’s constitutionality. Separately, Uber is changing its app to build its case that drivers are independent contractors, and Wonolo is looking to exit the state.
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DOL roundup: IC misclassifications, work visa violations

|January 8th, 2020|

The US Department of Labor announced fines and settlements totaling more than $700,000 in cases involving independent contractor misclassification as well as H-1B and other work visa violations.
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