Richard Reibstein was named the “Top Author” in JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards (2017) for his thought leadership on the topic of “Employer Liability” issues after being selected as a “Top Author” on this topic and on “Class Actions” in 2016. This year, he is also recognized for the level of visibility and engagement he attained with readers in the food and beverage industry.
About Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Legal Blog
This legal blog is owned and published by lawyer Richard Reibstein as an individual and not as a member of the law firm in which he is a partner. Since it was launched in 2010, this has been the only legal blog in the country devoted solely to independent contractor compliance and misclassification.
This blog is designed for informational and educational purposes. Each blog post contains a comprehensive analysis of a new legal development in this niche area of the law and provides the reader with one or more takeaways. The blog includes a monthly update of key legal developments affecting businesses that use independent contractors as part of their business model, and a wide-ranging set of Resources/Links (below).
This blog addresses issues related to the 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 enhancing compliance with federal and state labor, tax, benefits, and other laws impacting the use of independent contractors and individuals paid on a 1099 basis. Comments from readers are invited.
The blog contains a comprehensive set of informational and educational resources for businesses, consultants, and lawyers seeking materials about this emerging area of the law affecting companies in virtually every industry including those in the on-demand, gig, and sharing economy.
- White Paper
- IC Diagnostics™
- Articles Published Elsewhere by This Blog’s Publisher on IC Misclassification
- Selected Newspaper Articles of Note (Including Quotes by This Blog’s Publisher)
- IC Laws: State Laws Enacted and Federal Bills Proposed (Since July 2007)
- ‘IC-Neutral’ and ‘IC-Minus’ Legislation, Rule-Making and Court Decisions
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Category Archives: IC Compliance
Uber’s Former CEO and Current Chairman of the Board Sued Personally for Independent Contractor Misclassification – Is This an Effort to Circumvent Uber’s Arbitration Agreements?
Yesterday, the lawyers representing drivers who have sued Uber in California commenced another lawsuit on behalf of drivers alleging that Uber misclassified them as independent contractors instead of employees. This lawsuit, though, is not against Uber itself; rather, it is … Continue reading
This update of May 2017 developments in the area of independent contractor misclassification and compliance highlights three key legislative developments: the enactment of two new laws (one in New York City and the other in Florida) and the introduction of … Continue reading
Labor Department Withdraws Independent Contractor Misclassification Guidance Issued in 2015: What Does this Mean for Businesses Using ICs?
Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a short, 3-sentence News Release where the recently-confirmed Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta, announced that he has withdrawn the Labor Department’s formal guidance on two key issues facing businesses: joint employment and independent contractors. … Continue reading
What the First-Ever Bill Promoting Portable Benefits for Independent Contractors Would Do – And Would Not Do
Independent contractors and other contingent workers are not currently eligible for workers’ compensation, disability benefits, health insurance coverage, and pension benefits under federal and most state laws. This may well change if the two Democratic sponsors of a bill introduced … Continue reading
Limited Impact of New Florida Law Deeming Uber, Lyft and Other Ride-Sharing Drivers As Independent Contractors and Not Employees
On May 9, 2017, Governor Rick Scott of Florida signed the Transportation Network Companies Act (HB 221), which designates drivers for ride-sharing companies in the on-demand or gig economy as “independent contractors” as long as the “transportation network company” meets … Continue reading