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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- ‘IC-Neutral’ and ‘IC-Minus’ Legislation, Rule-Making and Court Decisions
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Tag Archives: independent contractor liability
Pennsylvania Labor Department Issues Notices and Complaint Forms Under Construction Workplace Misclassification Act
The Pennsylvania Construction Workplace Misclassification Act was signed into law on October 13, 2010. Also called House Bill 400 and Act 72 of 2010, the new law went into effect on February 10, 2011. Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and … Continue reading
Independent Contractor Misclassification Ruling in Favor of FedEx Ground Confirms Critical Role of IC Agreements and Policies and Procedures in Class Action Litigation
Last month, the federal district court judge assigned to handle dozens of state law class action claims brought around the country against FedEx Ground by its drivers, who have claimed they are “employees” misclassified as independent contractors (ICs), issued a comprehensive ruling covering 42 … Continue reading
3P Delivery, Inc. provides delivery services for major retailers. It has historically classified its drivers as independent contractors and not employees. 3P Delivery was sued in 2008 by two drivers in Oregon and two drivers in Washington for misclassification, claiming … Continue reading
Yet Another Class Action Certified in a Misclassification Case: Adult Dancers Claim They Are Not Independent Contractors But Rather Employees Deprived of Overtime
Yesterday a federal court in Manhattan granted a motion for class action certification to a group of adult dancers who have worked at the Penthouse Executive Club in New York City. They alleged, among other things, that the Club violated … Continue reading
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