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October 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

There were newsworthy developments in a number of cases in the area of independent contractor misclassification during the month of October. Those cases were brought against companies in an array of different industries throughout the country: a security guard company … Continue reading

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Lawyers in GrubHub Gig Economy Trial Make Final Arguments in Independent Contractor Misclassification Case, But Decision Is Unlikely To Be As Momentous As Many Predict

The lawyers for GrubHub and the driver who is among thousands who sued the company for independent contractor misclassification made their closing arguments earlier today before federal Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley. The case, which is said to be the … Continue reading

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September 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

September included three court cases that have attracted considerable attention in the area of independent contractor misclassification: an $8.75 million settlement in the nationwide class action against Postmates by its couriers ; the riveting non-jury trial before a federal judge … Continue reading

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Why the Supreme Court’s “Big” Case on Class Action Waivers May Have Little Impact on Some Companies Including Those Using Independent Contractors

Tomorrow, October 2, the Supreme Court will hear argument on what many commentators are calling one of the biggest issues affecting companies in the past decade – whether mandatory arbitration clauses with class action waivers in the employment context violate … Continue reading

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August 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

This past month was unusually “slow” in terms of developments in the law of independent contractor misclassification and compliance.  There was no blockbuster court decision or lawsuit filed, although one interesting development is an effort by some FedEx drivers who … Continue reading

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