Nathan S. Gibson

Nathan S. Gibson is an independent worker compliance business partner who provides expertise and creative solutions to enhance workforce flexibility and maintain compliance with worker classification requirements. He helps mitigate the risks associated with the misclassification of self-employed consultants, freelancers and independent contractors.help provide them with a through contingent worker solution.

Judge Holds UberBLACK Drivers Are Independent Contractors, Not Employees 

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  From JDSupra, Susan Lessack discusses the decision that UberBLACK drivers were independent contractors.  The drivers operated their own transportation companies and their agreement with Uber said that the drivers were employees of the transportation comapny.  Susan write: On April 11, Judge Michael Baylson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania became the…

Expat Taxes: The Complete Guide to Taxation for American Expats

  For independent contractors living abroad, InternationalCitizens.com, provides guidance on how to file your taxes: Tax Filing Advice for US Citizens Living Abroad Filing taxes in your native country can be a headache. Doing taxes as an US expatriate, however, can be even more daunting of a task. As an expat, you’ll need to do plenty…

$4.59 Million Verdict for Exotic Dancers 

  From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports on a verdict in favor of exotic dancers who alleged they were misclassified. Richard writes: $4.59 MILLION JURY VERDICT IN FAVOR OF EXOTIC DANCERS APPROVED BY COURT IN IC MISCLASSIFICATION TRIAL.  A Pennsylvania federal judge approved a  jury’s verdict of $4.59 million in favor or a class of exotic…

Uber Scores Big Win in Independent Contractor Misclassification Case

  From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein discusses the recent decision that UberBlack drivers were independent contractors.  Richard writes: The Decision by Judge Baylson The case decided yesterday by Judge Baylson is Razak v. Uber Technologies, Inc., No. 16-cv-573 (E.D. Pa. Apr. 11, 2018).  In his decision, the judge first reviewed a number of cases decided by other courts…

WI Crackdown on Worker Misclassification Nets $1.4 Million in Unpaid Taxes, Interest & Penalties

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  Workerscompensation.com reports that Wisconsin’s focus on misclassification of workers as independent contractors allowed the state to collect $1.4 million. Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Ray Allen announced that due to the department’s efforts to combat the misclassification of workers in Wisconsin across numerous industries, the state netted $1.4 million in unpaid Unemployment Insurance (UI)…

Are Employers Willing To Risk Getting PAID? 

  From JDSupra, Richard Greenberg and Craig Roberts discuss concerns with the Payroll Audit Independent Determination program (“PAID”), a program offered by the Department of Labor (DOL) to  encourage employers to perform a self audit to discover violations and potentially avoid penalties. In particular, employers may avoid liability to the DOL but may incur liability under…

Oh Thank Heaven, Franchisees Not Employees of 7-Eleven! 

  From JDSupra, Christopher Truxler and Coby Turner discuss a California lawsuit in which 7-Eleven franchisees alleged they were employees of the franchiser.  They write; All is well with one of America’s most beloved convenience stores. In October 2017, four 7-Eleven franchisees filed a class action lawsuit alleging the company misclassified franchise owners in California as independent contractors instead…

Associate Dentist and Dental Hygienist: Employee or independent contractor?

    The California Dental Association (CDA) offers guidance on the classification of associates and dental hygienists in a dental practice.  It states: It’s not uncommon for Practice Support to receive questions regarding the classification of registered dental hygienists. When considering an employment status for an RDH, generally this individual worker would not meet the…