Recently Enacted Tennessee Law Protects Gig Economy Companies 

  From JDSupra, Greg Grisham reports on a recent Tennessee statute that says that some workers who work through a marketplace platform are not employees. Greg writes: Earlier this year, a new Tennessee law (HB 1978) went into effect specifying that a “marketplace contractor” of a “marketplace platform” is not an employee of the marketplace platform “for…

Misguided court ruling will devastate California’s economy unless legislators step in 

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  From the Daily Bulletin, Gene Wunderlich joins others in calling on the California legislature to modify the California Supreme Court’s decision adopting the ABC test for classifying workers as independent contractors. Gene writes: Reclassification will derail the hopes and plans of roughly 79 percent of independent contractors who prefer it over traditional employment, according to the…

New York’s Ban on Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims: Can it Survive Federal Preemption? 

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  From Lexology, Seyfarth Shaw LLP discusses the recent New York statute that prohibits an arbitration agreement that requires claims of sexual harassment to be arbitrated and whether the statute will survive federal preemption under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). They write: In light of these precedents, the new CPLR provision concerning harassment claims appears to have…

Malden business owners indicted for falsely misclassifying workers, concealing more than $2.8 million in payroll 

  From the Boston Globe, Jackson Cote reports that two owners of a cleaning company have been charged with misclassifying workers. Jackson writes: Two owners of a Malden-based cleaning company have been charged with misclassifying their workers, concealing more than $2.8 million in payroll, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Monday. Marcello Pompa, 40, of Saugus,…

DoorDash driver bound by arbitration agreement; court won’t make company correct for Dynamex diss

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  From Wolters Kluwer, Ronald Miller reports that a Door Dash driver was required to arbitrate his claim that he was misclassified as an independent contractor. Ronald writes: A delivery driver for DoorDash was compelled to arbitrate, on an individual basis, his claim that the food delivery service misclassified him and other delivery drivers as…