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U.S. DOL Rescinds Trump-Era Rule Regarding Joint-Employer Status Under the FLSA

USA - August 3 2021 On July 29, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it would rescind the Trump-era rule (the “Joint Employer Rule”)…

Jamin Xu.

U.S. DOL Signals Tougher Stance on Federal Classification of Workers as Independent Contractors

USA - May 11 2021 On May 6, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew proposed rules set by the Trump Administration, which were originally intended…

Jamin Xu.

Misclassification Liability in the Rear-View Mirror May Be Greater Than It Appears: Cal Supremes Say Dynamex "ABC Test" Applies Retroactively

USA - January 19 2021 It was quite a week for the gig economy in California. This is the second of a two-part update; last week we reported on a union- and driver-led…

Jamin Xu.

Driving in Reverse? Uber/Lyft Drivers Seek to Undo California's Proposition 22

USA - January 14 2021 On January 12, 2021, Uber and Lyft drivers became the first gig workers to challenge Proposition 22, just two months after voters passed it into law…

Jamin Xu.

Passage of Proposition 22 Provides Independent Contractor Exemption for Uber, Lyft, and Other Online-Based Transportation Businesses

USA - November 6 2020 On November 3, 2020, California voters passed the long-awaited Proposition 22 (text available here), which exempts online-based…

Jamin Xu.