California Federal Court Finds That “Gig Economy” Workers Are Independent Contractors, Not Employees

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  From the National Law Review, Daniel B. Pasternak discusses the recent decision in the Grubhub cases in which the driver was found to be an independent contractor and the potential for a new standard for classifying workers in a case currently before the California Supreme Court.  Daniel writes: In this case, the judge ruled for Grubhub…

What Does GrubHub’s Big Win Mean for Other On-Demand, Sharing Economy Businesses? 

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  From the Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Legal Blog, Richard Reibstein offers a superb, thorough analysis of the decision that a Grubhub worker was an independent contractor.  Richard reviews the court’s decisions and provides his analysis and takeaways. Richard writes: The Court’s “Upshot” and “Conclusion” Judge Corley then penned a section of the opinion she called “The…

California Supreme Court Weighing Crucial Gig Economy Misclassification Standard

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  From JDSupra, Fisher Phillips discusses the oral arguments in a case before the California Supreme Court that focused on the criteria for determining whether a worker was an employee or independent contractor.  They write: The case is Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, and it’s a fairly standard misclassification case.…

Staffing Company Providing Nurses Unable to Gain Dismissal of IC Misclassification Claim

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  From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports that a South Carolina court relied on a contract provisions that said that the nurses “are employees of [the staffing company] and not [the state],” and  “[a]ll matters concerning wages, expenses, hours worked and paid, working conditions, and other similar administrative matters shall be resolved between [the staffing company] and…

U.S. judge says Grubhub driver was independent contractor

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  From Reuters, Daniel Wiessner reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley said that a Grubhub drivers was an independent contractor.  Daniel writes: A U.S. judge in San Francisco on Thursday said a former Grubhub Inc delivery driver was an independent contractor and not the company’s employee, in the first case of its kind against…