About Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Legal Blog
This legal blog is owned and published by lawyer Richard Reibstein as an individual and not as a member of the law firm in which he is a partner. Ever since it was launched in 2010, this has been the only legal blog in the country devoted solely to the subject of independent contractor compliance and misclassification.
This blog is designed for informational and educational purposes. Each blog post contains a comprehensive analysis of a new legal development in this niche area of the law and provides the reader with one or more takeaways. The blog includes a monthly update of legal developments affecting businesses that use independent contractors as part of their business model, and a wide-ranging set of Resources/Links (below).
This blog addresses issues related to the defense of misclassification claims and class actions as well as audits and investigations by the IRS and state tax and workforce agencies including unemployment and workers compensation, and enhancing compliance with federal and state labor, tax, benefits, and other laws impacting the use of independent contractors and individuals paid on a 1099 basis. Comments from readers about this blog or individual blog posts are invited.
The blog contains a comprehensive set of informational and educational resources and links for businesses, consultants, and lawyers seeking materials about this emerging area of the law affecting companies in virtually every industry including those in the on-demand, gig, and sharing economy.
- White Paper
- IC Diagnostics™
- Articles Published Elsewhere by This Blog’s Publisher on IC Misclassification
- Selected Newspaper Articles of Note (Including Quotes by This Blog’s Publisher)
- IC Laws: State Laws Enacted and Federal Bills Proposed (Since July 2007)
- ‘IC-Neutral’ and ‘IC-Minus’ Legislation, Rule-Making and Court Decisions
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A Game-Changer for the Building and Construction Business: The New York Construction Industry Fair Play Act
New York has a new law seeking to curtail in the building and construction industry the practice of misclassifying employees as independent contractors (ICs). On August 27, 2010, Governor Paterson signed into law the New York Construction Industry Fair Play … Continue reading
Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Extending Effective Date of New Independent Contractor Law in New York for Transportation and Delivery Industries
After months of uncertainty in the second half of 2013 and the first three months of 2014, the law of independent contractor misclassification in New York State will change in the transportation and delivery of commercial goods industry on April 10, 2014. … Continue reading
Governor Cuomo Extends Effective Date of New York Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act and Signs “Technical Amendments”
The law of independent contractor misclassification in New York State is about to change for many companies in the business of transportation or delivery of commercial goods – but no one quite knows if it will be tomorrow or in … Continue reading
New York Governor Signs New Law Cracking Down on Independent Contractor Misclassification in the Transportation and Delivery Industries
On January 10, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act (S5867-2013; A5237b). The new law targets transportation and delivery companies in New York that classify as independent contractors certain drivers that deliver commercial goods … Continue reading
Major Change in Law of Independent Contractors: The New York Commercial Goods Transportation Fair Play Act
Reprinted with permission from the November 27, 2013 edition of the New York Law Journal ©2013 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. Further duplication without permission is prohibited. For information, contact ALMReprints.com, 877.257.3382 or email@example.com. A new bill that … Continue reading