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Could Recent Supreme Court Case Upend Gig Economy Arbitration Pacts?

USA - January 22 2019 My colleagues Andy Scott and Felix Digilov reported on last week’s Supreme Court decision that rejected a trucking company’s effort to force its…

French Court of Appeals Rules that Uber Driver Had an “Employment Contract”

France - January 17 2019 Last week, the French Court of Appeals dealt another blow to global gig businesses, ruling that the agreement between Uber and a former driver was…

Call for Federal Legislative Changes Growing in the Gig Arena

USA - January 14 2019 As I wrote previously, it is no secret that labor laws have been unable to keep pace with the changing economy, despite challenges from the bench to…

Next Shot Fired: We’ve Read Grubhub’s 71-Page Appellate Response Brief So You Don’t Have To

USA - January 10 2019 The next shot has been fired in the long-running misclassification dispute between plaintiff Raef Lawson and gig economy giant Grubhub, as the…

Oldest Nationwide Misclassification Case Against Uber Gets Settled For $1.3M

USA - January 3 2019 The first-ever national misclassification case brought against Uber has now been put to bed. A federal court judge in North Carolina today gave her…

Top 2019 Trends to Expect for the Gig Economy

USA - December 31 2018 For businesses and workers alike, the New Year means new beginnings and new opportunities. To that end, participation in the rapidly developing gig…

Does Gig Work Disqualify Workers From Unemployment Benefits? State Supreme Court Agrees To Answer Question

USA - December 27 2018 The Pennsylvania Supreme Court just agreed to weigh in on a question that could prove critical to the growth—or stagnation—of the gig work labor…

Gig Businesses Get Clickwrapped Gift From Massachusetts Court Right In Time For Christmas

USA - December 21 2018 On the eve of the holidays, gig businesses got a gift in the form of a ruling from a Massaschusetts federal court where a clickwrap agreement was…

Congress Sends Mixed Signals On Next Steps For The Gig Economy

USA - December 20 2018 One of my favorite workplace law reporters, Tyrone Richardson of Bloomberg Law, had two stories in the past week addressing the issue of Congress and…

Postmates Shows It’s As Easy As 1-2-3 To Ensure Arbitration With Your Contractors

USA - December 20 2018 A recent decision from a federal court in California shows that there is a simple three-step process to follow if you want to ensure that your gig…