Impact of Proposed Joint Employer Rule on Independent Contractor Misclassification Claims 

From JDSuupra, Richard Reibstein discusses the proposed joint employment rule and the impact on claims that independent contractors were misclassified. Richard writes: Companies that operate their businesses on an independent contractor model or supplement their workforce with ICs are likely to be asking, “Does the proposed new joint employer regulation issued by the U.S. Department…

John Oliver says Wrestlers Shouldn’t be Independent Contractors

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While being incredibly funny discussing the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), John Oliver also spends some time incredulously discussing how wrestlers are classified as independent contractors. Source: WWE: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) Related posts: New, Different, Dramatic? The Labor Department’s New Guidance on Independent Contractor Misclassification Is Nothing New Legally, But Will Reinvigorate the…

Lyft drivers bound by ‘clickwrap’ arbitration clause

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From Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Pat Murphy  A Massachusetts Lyft driver’s class action alleging that the ride-sharing company violated the Wage Act by classifying him as an independent contractor is subject to a mandatory arbitration clause in the company’s “clickwrap” terms of service agreement, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in a closely…