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Military Government Contractor and Health Care Network Sued for Independent Contractor Misclassification

On October 2, 2012, a class action lawsuit was filed against MHN Government Services and its parent, Managed Health Network (MHN), claiming that the government contractor misclassified over 1,200 employees as independent contractors and, as a result, failed to pay … Continue reading

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Insurance Company Wins Challenge to its Independent Contractor Relationship with Agent

Having previously prevailed in two prior challenges by agents who claim they were not  independent contractors (ICs) but rather employees, an insurer wins for a third time in a lawsuit by a Washington State insurance agent. Claiming he was misclassified as an IC instead of an employee, the agent … Continue reading

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Company Wins Driver Class Action Alleging Independent Contractor Misclassification

Editors’ Note: The court decision by a federal district court that was the subject of this blog post was appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which asked the New Jersey Supreme Court to articulate what test federal … Continue reading

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Federal Appellate Court Rules that Massachusetts’ Anti-Independent Contractor Law Can Be Challenged by Delivery Companies

The Massachusetts Delivery Association (MDA) has succeeded in its appeal of a federal district court’s dismissal of its lawsuit to invalidate the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law as an impermissible law “related to a price, route, or service of any motor … Continue reading

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“Agency Operators” for Avis Budget Commence Class Action Lawsuit for Independent Contractor Misclassification

Last Friday, October 14, a group of 17 “agency operators” for jointly-owned Avis Rent a Car and Budget Rent a Car filed a class action class action complaint in California alleging that the rental car agencies misclassified them as independent … Continue reading

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