Fifth Circuit Holds That the Company in Class Action Waived Its Right to Arbitrate Because of Litigation Conduct 

From JDSupra, John Lewis  discusses how a party may waive its right to compel arbitration if it substantially invokes the judicial process or acts in a way that causes prejudice to the other party. John writes: The Appellate Analysis Not unexpectedly, the appellate court found two requirements for waiver in its circuit – first, that a…

MBO Partners® and Taxfyle Announce Partnership to Streamline Tax Filing Process for Independent Contractors 

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MBO Partners and Taxfyle announced a partnership that will enable independent contractors working with MBO to take advantage of Taxfyle’s tax filing services.   MBO Partners®, the nation’s largest provider of business services for independent contractors, today announced a partnership with Taxfyle to provide MBO’s robust network for independent professionals year-round complete tax care, from…

Oregon courier service to pay $3.2 million in driver IC misclassification case

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, reports that a courier service in Oregon misclassified drivers and was required to pay $3.2 million for damages. SIA reports: A federal court ordered the owner of a Portland, Ore.-based courier service to pay $3.2 million for failing to pay minimum wage and overtime…

1099 vs. employee: Why the difference matters when you hire a caregiver

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From Care.com | HomePay, Erik Johnson says that most cases, nannies and other in-home caregivers should be considered employees and not independent contractors. Erik writes: While you may think of your nanny or in-home caregiver as more of an independent contractor than employee, the fact of the matter is the government usually thinks otherwise. In…

Eleventh Circuit Finds That Arbitration Clause In One Agreement Applies To Disputes in a Related Agreement 

From Mondaq, Jason R. Brost discusses a recent case in which the court said that an arbitration clause was enforceable in a dispute based on a separate agreement signed at the same time and in the course of the same transaction. Jason writes: The dispute arose out of Theodore Wood’s resignation from his employment with Parks IP…