U.S. gig workers get support from private companies, but public policy lags

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From VentureBeat, Hussein Ahmed reports that the European Union has adopted regulations with rights for gig workers and discusses how private companies have addressed benefits for gig workers while the U.S. government has not enacted any protections. Hussein discusses a number of private companies that offer services to gig workers. He writes: With independent contractors emerging…

Ninth Circuit “Cleans House” In Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Decision By Holding ABC Test Applies Retroactively And Opining On Its Effect On Franchisors

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From Mondaq,  Christopher Wilkinson, Alexandra Stathopoulos and Carolina Garcia discuss a recent case in which the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said that the ABC test adopted by the California Supreme Court in Dynamex applied retroactively. They note that the court discussed prong B of the ABC test and suggested that the franchisees did not meet prong B.…

Tech Support Independent Contractor Class Claims Climbing 

From JDSupra, Mark Girouard and Joseph (Joe) Schmitt report that claims alleging that tech support workers were misclassified are risking. Mark and Joe write: Source: Tech Support Independent Contractor Class Claims Climbing | Nilan Johnson Lewis PA – JDSupra Related posts: Oil and Gas Industry has become a Prime Target for Independent Contractor Misclassification Lawsuits…

Off-Duty Police Officers Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors 

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From Mondaq, Kara E. Shea discusses a recent case in which off-duty police officers were found to be employees. Kara writes: The 6th Circuit first set forth the “economic realities” test, listing the factors to consider when determining whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor: Permanency of the relationship between the parties;…