Richard Reibstein named the “Top Author” in JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards (2017) for his thought leadership on the topic of "Employer Liability" issues after being selected as a "Top Author" on this topic and on "Class Actions" in 2016. This year, he is also recognized for the level of visibility and engagement he attained with readers in the food and beverage industry.
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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Legal Blog is published by lawyers Richard Reibstein, Lisa Petkun and Michael J. Crumbock of the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP; it is dedicated to legal issues involving defense of misclassification claims and class actions, audits and investigations by the IRS and state tax and workforce agencies including unemployment and workers compensation, and compliance with federal and state labor, tax, benefits, and other laws impacting the use of independent contractors.
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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Legal Blog is published by the authors as individuals to provide timely information, insights, and analysis about the legal and practical issues involved in the use and proper classification of workers treated as independent contractors or paid on a 1099 basis; the blog also serves as a unique resource for employers, consultants, other businesses and law firms seeking information and assistance in this niche area of the law. It does not necessarily represent the views of Pepper Hamilton LLP or its clients. Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Legal Blog is published for informational purposes only. This site should not be considered to be a substitute for legal advice, and it does not establish an attorney-client relationship. The authors provide no warranty relating to any information published on this site. For legal assistance on state-specific questions, the lawyers publishing this blog consult with counsel in such states where required by law. You may also contact an attorney who is licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.
Author Archives: Richard J. Reibstein, Esq.
Judges in California will likely soon issue rulings affecting two ride-sharing companies, Uber and Lyft. Those connected with the Lyft case will be pleased because it is expected that a federal district court judge in San Francisco will formally approve … Continue reading
In the past 2-1/2 years, FedEx has suffered through some appellate court setbacks in the area of independent contractor misclassification, beginning with a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco and ending with … Continue reading
(Post updated 3/7/17, 11:30 pm) Four of the eight court cases we report on below in our February 2017 monthly update of IC misclassification developments involve Uber, and each of those cases were victories for the ride-sharing, on-demand company. Although none of the four … Continue reading
January was a busy month for independent contractor misclassification – and IC compliance. In addition to Lowe’s $2.85 million settlement with installers whom it classified as ICs, Lufthansa agreed to pay $1.1 million in settlement for a small group of … Continue reading
In our update below for last month’s developments in this area of the law, we report on five significant court cases involving companies in the transportation industry that use ICs as an integral part of their business model. Each of … Continue reading