Richard Reibstein 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.
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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Legal Blog is published by lawyers Richard Reibstein, Lisa Petkun and Michael J. Crumbock 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
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
On May 15, 2017, a first-in-the-nation law regulating the relationship between independent contractors and those who retain their services goes into effect in New York City. Regardless of where a company is headquartered, it will likely enter into contracts with … Continue reading
April was a red-hot month for independent contractor misclassification cases. We report below on 11 cases in the courts and two before administrative agencies involving: seven-figure proposed class action settlements with couriers providing services to three on-demand delivery companies (PostMates, DoorDash, and … Continue reading
While Uber has dominated the headlines when it comes to whether drivers on their on-demand, ride-sharing platforms are independent contractors or employees, similar battles are being waged elsewhere in the car service industry. One such battle that has received considerable … Continue reading