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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

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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

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New York City’s First-in-the-Nation Independent Contractor Law Takes Effect Next Week

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

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April 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

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

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Black Car Drivers in New York City Held Independent Contractors By Federal Court of Appeals

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

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