Author Archives: Richard J. Reibstein, Esq.

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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The Past Decade of Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Law

Ten years ago, when we began a legal blog dedicated to independent contractor compliance and misclassification, the landscape of the law involving ICs was quite different than today – although a great deal remains unchanged.  We summarize below over 250 … Continue reading

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A Solution to the “Five Degrees of Independent Contractor Misclassification”

This blog post is based on an article by the author that was published in Law360.com on December 16, 2019. © Copyright 2019, Portfolio Media, Inc., publisher of Law360.  It is republished here with permission. “Independent contractor misclassification” is a phrase … Continue reading

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October 2019 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

Last month saw large settlements and yet another new lawsuit against companies that have an independent contractor business model, but also success by such companies in obtaining a favorable jury verdict in an IC misclassification lawsuit and compelling arbitration of … Continue reading

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