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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Legal Blog is published by lawyers Richard Reibstein, Lisa Petkun and Andrew Rudolph 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.
Category Archives: IC Compliance
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
The Labor Department’s New Independent Contractor Misclassification Web Page: While It Is Likely To Confound Viewers, It May Prompt Workers to File Complaints and Businesses to Enhance Their IC Compliance
The U.S. Department of Labor earlier today reissued its resources on independent contractor misclassification and grouped them together with resources from other federal and state agencies on the subject. This appears to be the Labor Department’s effort to create a … Continue reading
Gig economy companies based on an independent contractor model beware. On December 14, 2016, a federal court in Pennsylvania denied a motion to dismiss an “on-call” wage claim in a class action lawsuit filed against Uber by limousine drivers that … Continue reading
Our news update for last month highlights the fact that IC misclassification lawsuits are happening across the country and in virtually every industry, both in the on-demand economy and in more traditional business sectors. Cases reported below for November 2016 involve misclassification lawsuits prosecuted by administrative … Continue reading