Utah and Idaho Limit Non-Competes and Vermont and Pennsylvania Work to Ban Them 

Map of Idaho in the United States

  From JDSupra, Shawn Fabian reports on changes to non-compete laws in various states including changes to Idaho laws that allows Idaho companies to engage in non-compete agreements with key employees and key independent contractors. Typically, independent contractors are supposed to have multiple clients and by limiting an independent contractor’s ability to provide services to other clients,…

Democrats Take Aim at the Gig Economy 

  From Bloomberg, Josh Eidelson reports that leading Democrats are proposing legislation to support workers’ ability to organize even if the workers are independent contractors. Josh writes: Leading Democrats are proposing a labor law overhaul that could extend collective bargaining rights to huge swaths of the gig economy, the latest sign of gathering blowback for companies committed…

Why Philly employers should pay attention to this California Supreme Court ruling

  From the Inquirer, Juliana Feliciano Reyes discusses the recent California decision and how it may affect other employers. Juliana writes: This week, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling that will make it harder for employers to classify their employees as independent contractors, leaving observers to wonder how the decision will affect companies like Uber and Lyft, which have built…

Examining the Dynamex ‘ABC Test’ by Various On-Demand Worker Types

  From JDSuipra, , Sean Kingston looks at the recent Dynamex decision in California and applies the new standard to drivers, IT workers and freelancers.  Sean writes: IT Workers Our second group, Information Technology workers, provides a clearer analysis. However, just as with delivery drivers, great variability exists in the nature of the relationship between worker…

Mass Attorney General Leads Multi-State Effort To Curb Worker Misclassification 

  From Framingham Source, Susan Petroni reports tha Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy joined in a brief to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that supports an interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) that would say that intentional misclassification of workers as independent contractors to preven them from organizing is a violation of hte NLRA. …