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So Much Rides on Uber: One Company’s Battle Against Employer Liability Drives the Fate of the On-Demand Business Model

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Is Uber just a software platform, or is it an employer of hundreds of thousands of drivers?  Federal and state courts in California are considering this issue, and their ultimate findings will have implications for the new start-up economy. More

It's Time to Re-Examine the Classification of Independent Contractors

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On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) articulated a standard that will be used to call into question independent contractor classifications. Specifically, the DOL published Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1 (AI 2015-1), which is the first Administrator’s Interpretation in more than a year. More

The Sixth Circuit Expands the Definition of “Employee” and Puts Your Independent-Contractor Classifications at Risk

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The use of independent contractors has come under attack in recent years. Several states have passed laws increasing the penalties for misclassifying independent contractors. Further, the U.S. Department of Labor aggressively investigates independent-contractor classifications. Courts also have limited the use of independent contractors by expanding the definition of “employee.” More

Department of Labor Announces Continued Crack Down on Alleged Wage and Hour Violations

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Employers should be vigilant, now more than ever, concerning the steps they take to ensure compliance with wage and hour laws. More