Bill Would Protect Freelance Workers In New Jersey 

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  From WBGO, Phil Gregory reports on a bill in the New Jersey legislature that would protect freelancers, along the lines of the Freelancing Isn’t Free Act (FIFA) adopted by New York City.  Phil writes: Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker says his bill would require businesses that have a written contract with a freelance worker to compensate…

What is professional indemnity insurance?

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  SCMS (Skillbase Contractor Management Services Ltd) offers an overview of professional indemnity insurance (sometimes called professional liability insurance or errors and omissions insurance). Independent contractors should carry professional liability insurance for several reasons: it shows that they are truly an independent business and it protects their assets and their clients in the event of a…

San Francisco subpoenas Uber, Lyft on driver classification 

  From Reuters, Heather Somerville reports that San Francisco’s city attorney has subpoenaed records on how drivers were classified from Lyft and Uber. California’s Supreme Court recently changed the standard for determining if a worker is an employee or independent contractor and the San Francisco city attorney is looking to see if Lyft and Uber…

California Court of Appeal invalidates employee arbitration clause on basis of exemption to Federal Arbitration Act

  From Lexology, Ruth Zadikany, Grant T. Miller, and Richard E. Nowak discuss a recent California case in which the court said that a truck driver was not required to arbitrate a claim despite an arbitration agreement because the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) excluded transportation workers. They write: In Muro v Cornerstone Staffing Solutions Inc the Fourth District…