Author Archives: Richard J. Reibstein, Esq.

Federal CARES Act to Provide Unemployment Assistance to Independent Contractors; Paid Leave Now Also Available to ICs

The Senate passed last night an 883-page Coronavirus stimulus bill, which is expected to be passed by the House and signed into law by the end of this week.  It contains unemployment assistance provisions that expand coverage to individuals not … Continue reading

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February 2020 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Law News Update 

This past month was the first month we can recall where there were no legal developments of note involving class action independent contractor misclassification lawsuits, which have become increasingly prevalent.  Instead, the two top cases reported below are decisions by … Continue reading

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January 2020 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Law News Update 

While selected states are in the midst of trying to crack down on independent contractor misclassification, the federal government is trying to clear a path and clarify the tests for independent contractor status under various federal laws.  As reported below, … Continue reading

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New Joint Employer Rule Will Impact Independent Contractor Misclassification Claims

Many companies that operate their businesses on an independent contractor model or supplement their workforce with ICs may be wondering if they will be impacted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule on joint employer status, which was informally … Continue reading

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November and December 2019 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Law News Update

Our combined news update provides guidance for companies that utilize independent contractors on what not to do.  The first lesson involves a company’s waiver of its best argument for compelling arbitration of an IC misclassification claim.  As we pointed out … Continue reading

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