Independent Contractor Compliance

Contingent workforce manager: From postscript to key strategic partner

|July 28th, 2021|

The role of contingent workforce manager has evolved from an afterthought to a key strategic partner. Read how it happened.
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Judicial roundup: Screening time compensable; intent a factor in PAGA cases; $8.5 million IC settlement

|July 28th, 2021|

Time spend undergoing mandatory security screens is compensable in Pennsylvania; California workers seeking statutory damages for incorrect pay must show willful intent; and Scooter rental company Lime settles an IC case in California.
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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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