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Should Your Business Require Independent Contractors to Sign Coronavirus Waivers and Releases of Liability?

Many companies are asking, should we require independent contractors to sign advance waivers and releases of liability for contracting the Coronavirus?  Most commentators have urged companies to refrain from requiring employees to sign such waivers and releases, but there is … Continue reading

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Baked Goods Companies Targeted by Distributors in Independent Contractor Misclassification Class Actions: June 2020 News Update 

We highlight in this past month’s news update two class action settlements entered into by bakery companies alleged to have misclassified product distributors as independent contractors. One of those baked goods companies has now incurred over $47 million settling IC … Continue reading

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May 2020 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Law News Update

May 2020 was not a busy month for the filing of new independent contractor misclassification lawsuits, as some courts were closed for new filings and many lawyers were working remotely. But five cases came to our attention that provide meaningful … Continue reading

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March and April 2020 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update   

The last two months have consumed all of us with matters related to COVID-19. This public health emergency has created an anomalous situation virtually no one could have foreseen: legislation being passed at the federal level that treats independent contractors … Continue reading

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Businesses Concerned About COVID-19 Unemployment Benefit Rights for Independent Contractors

Federal and state laws have historically barred independent contractors and other non-employees from unemployment insurance benefits—until the COVID-19 crisis descended on the U.S. workforce. This pandemic, almost overnight, suspended almost all work opportunities for those who have operated as self-employed … Continue reading

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