Author Archives: Richard J. Reibstein, Esq.

August 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

This past month was unusually “slow” in terms of developments in the law of independent contractor misclassification and compliance.  There was no blockbuster court decision or lawsuit filed, although one interesting development is an effort by some FedEx drivers who … Continue reading

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June and July 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

The most notable legal developments during the June/July  period were appellate decisions: one by the Vermont Supreme Court holding that a construction company did not misclassify a carpentry contractor under that state’s unemployment insurance law; the other by the California … Continue reading

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Uber’s Former CEO and Current Chairman of the Board Sued Personally for Independent Contractor Misclassification – Is This an Effort by the Drivers to Circumvent Uber’s Arbitration Agreements?

Yesterday, the lawyers representing drivers who have sued Uber in California commenced another lawsuit on behalf of drivers alleging that the company misclassified them as independent contractors instead of employees. This lawsuit, though, is not against the company itself; rather, it is against Travis … Continue reading

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May 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

This update of May 2017 developments in the area of independent contractor misclassification and compliance highlights three key legislative developments: the enactment of two new laws (one in New York City and the other in Florida) and the introduction of … Continue reading

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Labor Department Withdraws Independent Contractor Misclassification Guidance Issued in 2015: What Does this Mean for Businesses Using ICs?

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a short, 3-sentence News Release where the recently-confirmed Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta, announced that he has withdrawn the Labor Department’s formal guidance on two key issues facing businesses: joint employment and independent contractors.  … Continue reading

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