A quarterly report on worker classification and related labor law issues.
09.29.2020 The End of the Beginning, or the Beginning of the End?
On August 10, 2020, a California judge ordered Uber Technologies, Inc. and Lyft Inc., to reclassify their drivers from independent contractors to employees by August 20, 2020.
09.29.2020 Federal Court in Manhattan Vacates Key Part of USDOL’S Final Rule on Joint Employer Status
On September 8, 2020 U.S. District Court Judge Gregory H. Woods in Manhattan granted partial summary judgment to 17 states and the District of Columbia striking down a major part of the Department of Labor’s Final Rule on vertical joint employer relationships.
09.29.2020 All Bark, Even Bigger Bite: New Jersey's New Worker Misclassification Protections
On January 20, 2020, Governor Murphy signed into law a series of legislative packages aimed at combating worker misclassification and exploitation. These bills will bolster an already-aggressive state department of labor that has the independent contractor model squarely in its sights.