Y. Douglas Yang

About Y. Douglas Yang

Y. Douglas Yang is an attorney with the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, headquartered in Milwaukee.

Hey Jersey! Know your ABCs of IC classification

|February 4th, 2015|

Last month, the New Jersey Supreme Court in Hargrove, et al. v. Sleepy’s LLC adopted the so-called “ABC test” as the only measure by which New Jersey employers and courts will determine whether a particular individual is an employee or independent contractor for wage and hour claims. Hargrove officially cements New Jersey’s membership in the […]

NLRB changes the rules on independent contractor classification

|January 28th, 2015|

In a surprising yet uninspiring decision, the National Labor Relations Board created a new test for employers to determine whether an individual is an independent contractor or employee under federal labor law. The case, FedEx Home Delivery, involved Connecticut-based delivery drivers who challenged their classifications as independent contractors. FedEx recruited, trained and directed the drivers, […]

Valid or void? Charting the potential potholes of indemnity agreements

|January 14th, 2015|

Indemnity agreements, or risk-transfer contracts, are common elements in agreements between businesses and their staffing providers. Through these contracts, one party (the indemnitor) covers any legal costs and/or judgment incurred by the other party (the indemnitee) after a covered circumstance or act occurs. In the employment context, it is common that the staffing supplier will […]