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With Uber being the poster child of the gig economy, last week’s decision by the UK Supreme Court inevitably made waves when it dismissed the appeal in Uber v. Aslam and upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that Uber drivers are “workers.”  Here’s a quick breakdown of what it all means and how significant it is.

February 24, 2021
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The Trump administration’s Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (the “WHD”) published its final independent contractor rule on January 7, 2021, with a related effective date of March 8.

January 28, 2021
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President-elect Joe Biden has laid out a range of employment-related initiatives, including goals that could significantly impact labor law, immigration, government contracting, employee safety, wage and hour, and other matters that affect the workplace.

December 15, 2020
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The ramifications of the US elections will continue to play out over the coming weeks and months, but the passage of Proposition 22 in California is a clear electoral consequence in the field of employment law.

November 6, 2020
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On September 22, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its long anticipated rule for evaluating independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which provides a simpler framework for how businesses can lawfully classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

September 24, 2020
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Earlier in 2020, we discussed the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) four-factor test for determining whether an entity could be considered a “joint employer” of an individual even if it is not the entity that payrolls that individual.

September 16, 2020
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In this final installment of our three-part series around questions for companies to consider during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, we will focus on the increased usage of outside service providers and on issues specific to reopening.

June 2, 2020
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Over the last two months, we have seen two new “Joint Employer” rules issued, the first in January, when the Department of Labor issued a new joint employer rule for Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases, previously discussed here.

March 10, 2020
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Have you ever considered the possibility that you might be the next person your contract attorney sues? As frightening as that sounds, that’s exactly what happened in the bizarre dispute leading up to a recent Fifth Circuit  decision, Faludi v. U.S. Shale Solutions, L.L.C.

February 20, 2020
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Last week, we talked here about some new challenges for New York employers in the new year, and how New York was in the running to supersede California as the toughest state for employers. Alas…

January 23, 2020
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Last week, the Department of Labor issued a new, final rule defining the test needed to determine joint employment status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule narrows the factors which…

January 21, 2020