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DOL Opinion Letter Finds Gig Economy Service Providers to Be Independent Contractors

USA - April 30 2019 In what appears to be a first, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has weighed in on the status of gig economy workers under the Fair Labor Standards…

Cara F. Barrick, Thomas M. McInerney.

Fifth Circuit Holds Directional Drillers Are Independent Contractors

USA - March 25 2019 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently held that a group of directional driller consultants were independent contractors, not…

Andrew P. Burnside.

Senate Passes VA MISSION Act; Eliminates Federal Contractor Status for Some Long-Term Care Providers

USA - June 1 2018 On May 23, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive bill called the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Maintaining Internal Systems and…

Louisiana Court Rejects Landman’s Whistleblower Claim Based on Finding That He Was an Independent Contractor

USA - June 9 2017 A recent Louisiana Court of Appeal decision held that an oil and gas landman did not have a claim under the Louisiana environmental whistleblower…

Lisa D. Hanchey.

The Latest on the Overtime Rule Litigation: District Judge Denies DOL’s Motion to Stay Pending a Ruling by the Court of Appeals

USA - January 3 2017 On January 3, 2017, Judge Amos L. Mazzant III issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order in State of Nevada v. United States Department of Labor, denying…