It depends: the top 3 inherently gray areas of employment law – Lexology

From Lexology — William A. Nolan identified three gray areas of employment law including: “Is a worker an independent contractor or an employee? Is there any written agreement with the worker? Are there are other workers performing the same or similar tasks, and are they considered employees or contractors? How much direction is the worker receiving from the…

More Exotic Dancers’ Misclassification Suits Dispute Clubs’ Business Model

From Bloomberg BNA —  “[C]ourts evaluating exotic dancers’ misclassification cases typically examine the business relationship itself, rather than relying solely on labels the parties choose to characterize their agreement. Much of the time, courts give great weight to the amount of control a club has over work schedules and conditions, especially in Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuits…

Gov. McAuliffe Signs Executive Order Establishing Inter-Agency Task Force on Worker Misclassification

From NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather — “Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe Press Release … “Every Virginian who works hard and follows the rules should get the pay and benefits that they deserve,” said Governor McAuliffe “This executive order will begin a process to ensure that employers throughout the Commonwealth follow the same rules…

Employee Misclassification Crackdown Continues to Impact the Event Marketing Industry

From PRWeb — “As the majority of the event marketing industry continues to walk a legal tightrope in hiring field staff members as 1099 independent contractors, Congress considers the Payroll Fraud Prevention Act, which would make it a special prohibited act to, “wrongly classify an employee as a non-employee.” This act could lead to thousands…

Freelancer: Our Goal: Meaningful Independence

From Freelancers Union—  “There are definitely things to worry about for freelancers — quality health care, stress, getting paid what you’re worth. But it’s not “worries” that come to mind of when I think of our members. Instead, it’s what they’re teaching us all every day — how to lead lives of Meaningful Independence. Meaningful independence…