The publisher of this blog, Richard Reibstein, was named “Top Author” in JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards (2016, 2017 and 2019) for his thought leadership on the topic of “Employer Liability” issues as well as “Top Author” on “Class Actions” in 2016.
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This legal blog is owned and published by lawyer Richard Reibstein as an individual and not as a member of the law firm in which he is a partner. Ever since it was launched in 2010, this has been the only legal blog in the country devoted solely to the subject of independent contractor compliance and misclassification.
This blog is designed for informational and educational purposes. Each blog post contains a comprehensive analysis of a new legal development in this niche area of the law and provides the reader with one or more takeaways. The blog includes a monthly update of legal developments affecting businesses that use independent contractors as part of their business model, and a wide-ranging set of Resources/Links (below).
This blog addresses issues related to the defense of misclassification claims and class actions as well as audits and investigations by the IRS and state tax and workforce agencies including unemployment and workers compensation, and enhancing compliance with federal and state labor, tax, benefits, and other laws impacting the use of independent contractors and individuals paid on a 1099 basis. Comments from readers about this blog or individual blog posts are invited.
The blog contains a comprehensive set of informational and educational resources and links for businesses, consultants, and lawyers seeking materials about this emerging area of the law affecting companies in virtually every industry including those in the on-demand, gig, and sharing economy.
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Update: New York’s Construction Industry Misclassification Law Takes Effect Today; Ends Lawful Use of Many Independent Contractors and Requires Posting of Government Notice
The New York Construction Industry Fair Play Act goes into effect today, as previously noted in a detailed posting on this site and in an article published in the New York Law Journal by a publisher of this blog. From … Continue reading
Congressional Passage of Misclassification Legislation Is Likely to End the Flood of State Laws Governing Independent Contractors
In the absence of federal legislation addressing the issue of misclassification of employees as independent contractors, no less than 16 states have passed their own laws seeking to curtail misclassification of employees as independent contractors, including five states so far … Continue reading
“Independent contractor misclassification” is a phrase that is misunderstood, misapplied, and misused – constantly. It is used to cover an array of disparate forms of IC misclassification: unpardonable; uninformed; unprepared; unintentional; and unjust.  The phrase is warranted in situations when … Continue reading
While there were no headline-grabbing cases or developments in the area of independent contractor misclassification and compliance during the past month, the first four court decisions reported below provide the basis for two useful strategies for companies to consider when … Continue reading
August 2018 was a busy month in the area of independent contractor misclassification and compliance, including a number of new court filings and decisions, new regulatory initiatives, and new legislation. While none of these matters were blockbuster developments, they do … Continue reading