Category Archives: IC Compliance

June 2019 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

This past month was relatively uneventful in the area of independent contractor misclassification and compliance news, if one regards a $16.5 million settlement as unremarkable. But the amount of the settlements in IC misclassification cases appears to be increasing substantially.  … Continue reading

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Conducting Due Diligence for Independent Contractor Misclassification Liability: A Guide for Private Equity Firms and Their Portfolio Companies

The publisher of this legal blog and Matthew Kane, the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Z Capital Group, LLC, wrote an article as guest authors for Private Equity Law Report entitled “How to Evaluate Portfolio Companies for Independent Contractor … Continue reading

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April and May 2019 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

The past two months were two of the busiest ever in terms of judicial decisions involving claims of independent contractor misclassification, administrative and regulatory initiatives, and legislative developments.  They are combined in this blog post. Two of the most impactful … Continue reading

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Second Favorable Ruling for Insurance Companies on Independent Contractor Misclassification

Following on the heels of a very favorable decision by a federal appellate court earlier this year that insurance agents for American Family Insurance were not misclassified by the company as independent contractors in a class action brought under ERISA, … Continue reading

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Update on Uber: Company Announces It Is Settling Up to 60,000 Individual Arbitrations Alleging Independent Contractor Misclassification

Ride-sharing giant Uber Technologies announced by way of a filing today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it has reached agreements to resolve the independent contractor (IC) classification claims of a large majority of the 60,000 drivers in … Continue reading

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