Author Archives: Richard J. Reibstein, Esq.

Spoiler Alert: Rulings Expected on Uber and Lyft Independent Contractor Settlements

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

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FedEx Succeeds Again On Appeal of an NLRB Ruling on Independent Contractor Misclassification

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

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February 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

(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

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January 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

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

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December 2016 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

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

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