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Another Misclassification Win For Gig Economy Businesses
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • April 12 2018

In another victory for gig economy companies reliant upon the independent contractor business model, a Pennsylvania federal court ruled yesterday that

March Misclassification Madness: Misclassification Updates in the Gig Economy
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 15 2018

Many of you likely have filled out your March Madness bracket, and are eagerly watching game after game hoping your bracket doesn’t bust. The gig

NLRB Drops More Demanding Joint Employer Test . . . For Now
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2018

On Monday, the NLRB vacated its decision in Hy-Brand Industry Contractors. As we discussed on this blog in December, the Hy-Brand decision adopted a

Beginning of a New Trend? Illustration of EEOC Stats Confirms Plummeting Number of Charges
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2018

A few weeks ago, our team wrote about the latest charge filing statistics published by the EEOC. The agency posts records of charges going back to

Text of the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement released
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, Australia
  • February 23 2018

Following the withdrawal of the United States in early 2017, a new agreement was reached between Australia and 10 other Pacific Nations in late

USCIS Memorandum on Qualifying ‘Economist’ under NAFTA TN Classification Raises Questions
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • February 15 2018

NAFTA’s TN nonimmigrant classification permits qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens to seek temporary entry into the U.S. to engage in business

California Federal Court Finds That “Gig Economy” Workers Are Independent Contractors, Not Employees (US)
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 14 2018

Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, Postmates, DoorDash. All are companies participating in what has been labeled the “gig economy,” where tasks are performed by

Association Health Plans: Self-Funded vs. Fully-Insured
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • February 12 2018

Recently proposed Department of Labor (Department) regulations governing Association Health Plans (AHPs) would, if made final, permit small employers

Is Pay Inequity Pervasive in the Gig Economy? Not So Fast
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • February 12 2018

For many years, men have earned more than their similarly situated women counterparts. This statement is no surprise. In 2016, the National Bureau of

HIPAA Annual Breach Report Deadline
  • Hall Benefits Law
  • USA
  • February 6 2018

The deadline for covered entities (i.e., health plans) to file their annual HIPAA breach reports with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services