Author Archives: Richard J. Reibstein, Esq.

August 2018 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

August 2018 was a busy month in the area of independent contractor misclassification and compliance, including a number of new court filings and decisions, new regulatory initiatives, and new legislation. While none of these matters were  blockbuster developments, they do … Continue reading

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July 2018 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

Last month was notable for a number of judicial and administrative decisions against companies defending independent contractor misclassification claims.  In one case, the plaintiff seeks to use the company’s statements in its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission … Continue reading

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Home Care and Nursing Registries Are Subject of New Independent Contractor Guidance

The home health care industry has been targeted in the past for independent contractor misclassification by the U.S. Department of Labor and state workforce agencies, particularly with respect to home health aides.  Earlier today, July 13, 2018, the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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June 2018 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

This past month was not a particularly newsworthy month in the area of independent contractor misclassification and compliance, but four court cases and a government study do provide insights for businesses that rely on ICs. In the first case reported … Continue reading

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April and May 2018 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

The past two months were momentous for many companies that engage independent contractors in California to supplement their workforce or to interact with their customers. This applies not only to businesses based in California but also to those based in … Continue reading

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