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Impact of Proposed Joint Employer Rule on Independent Contractor Misclassification Claims

Companies that operate their businesses on an independent contractor model or supplement their workforce with ICs are likely to be asking, “Does the proposed new joint employer regulation issued by the U.S. Department of Labor have any impact on independent … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two $100-Million Independent Contractor Misclassification Settlements

Yesterday, the first $100-million settlement of an independent contractor misclassification case suddenly became a $20-million deal, but on the same day a nine-figure settlement in another case took its place. As reported in our blog post on April 22, 2016, … Continue reading

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February 2019 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

One need only glance at the court cases we report on below to understand why some businesses choose to settle independent contractor misclassification cases.  Three of these cases highlight the unpredictable approaches appellate courts have taken in deciding IC misclassification … Continue reading

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January 2019 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

This past month may well be regarded as one of the more legally satisfying for businesses using independent contractors.  Courts issued three decisions in favor of companies on the issue as to whether certain workers are ICs or employees: the … Continue reading

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Insurance Agents Not Misclassified As Independent Contractors; Sixth Circuit Rules in Favor of Insurance Company in ERISA Class Action Seeking Pension, Life, and Health Benefits

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: THIS WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JANUARY 29, 2019 AND WAS ACCIDENTALLY RE-PUBLISHED ON JUNE 17, 2019.  KINDLY REFER BACK TO THE JANUARY 29 POST. For the past 18 months, insurance companies have been holding their collective breath to see … Continue reading

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