Mass. DFML on Contractors “25 Covered Individuals” Threshold

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From The National Law Review, Nancy L. Gunzenhauser Popper and Anastasia A. Regne discuss when independent contractors are included under Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. Nancy and Anastasia write: The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (“DFML”) has been providing on-going substantive and procedural regulations and guidance to effectuate the state’s Paid…

New Jersey Is About to Take Another Step Towards Eliminating the Use of Independent Contractors by Providing Them with Benefits

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From FordHarrison, Salvador P. Simao reports that New Jersey may be about to enact a law that would provide benefits to independent contractors and funds through contributions from the entities that hire independent contractors. Salvador writes: Executive Summary: The New Jersey Legislature appears poised to pass S67, the Portable Benefits Act for Independent Contractors, in the…

Court Uses 8-Factor Test To Hand Gig Businesses Victory In Next Round In New Prime Arbitration Battle 

From Mondaq, Richard R. Meneghello discusses the recent Massachusetts case which found that a DoorDash driver was not a “transportation worker” under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), was not entitled to the transportation worker exemption, and therefore an arbitration agreement between DoorDash and its driver should be enforced. Richard writes: U.S. District Court Judge Indira…

Do I Need to Use an Employment Contract?

Written by Roxana Employment contracts are lawfully needless. Small industries achieve fewer employees as compared to large businesses. Also, they are often startup business persons operate their processes with individuals they are aware of, so agreements might not seem almost essential moreover. Though the requirements of your industry might modify as it increases, and contracts…

IL Passes Workplace Transparency Act 

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From JDSupra, Kevin Kelly reports on the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act that extends protections from harassment to independent contractors. Kevin writes: The Illinois Workplace Transparency Act (the Act), which passed the Illinois legislature in May and is effective January 1, 2020, amends the Illinois Human Rights Act in numerous ways with the goal of strengthening…