Author Archives: Richard J. Reibstein, Esq.

November 2018 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update  

While there were no headline-grabbing cases or developments in the area of independent contractor misclassification and compliance during the past month, the first four court decisions reported below provide the basis for two useful strategies for companies to consider when … Continue reading

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How to Effectively Draft Arbitration Clauses with Class Action Waivers in Independent Contractor Agreements

Even before the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last May in Epic Systems Corp., which upheld mandatory arbitration agreements, courts have been busy enforcing or striking down arbitration provisions. Many of those decisions were not based primarily on the law but rather … Continue reading

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October 2018 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

October was an eventful month for legal developments in the area of independent contractor misclassification and compliance.  In one of the nine cases reported below, the U.S. Department of Labor continues to aggressively pursue an independent contractor misclassification claim against … Continue reading

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September 2018 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

Independent contractor misclassification lawsuits swept across a swath of businesses last month, affecting companies in both the gig economy and traditional industries.  Discussed below are class action and individual plaintiff cases involving on-demand dog walkers, community living support specialists, oil … Continue reading

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New Type of Independent Contractor Misclassification Lawsuit: Business vs. Business

It was only a matter of time.  For many years, class action lawyers have filed thousands of lawsuits under wage / hour and other employment laws on behalf of individuals who allege they were employees who have been misclassified as … Continue reading

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