Worker Misclassification Bills Signed by New Jersey Governor

On Monday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed bills that will protect employees from worker misclassification. The worker misclassification bills will protect self-employed and freelance workers, and companies will now be obligated to offer them the right to earn overtime pay, earn sick leave time, and be able to take advantage of Workers’ Compensation if […]

Vote Delayed on New Jersey Independent Contractors Bill

The vote on the New Jersey independent contractors bill S4204 will be delayed. Senate President Stephen Sweeney announced on Wednesday that state lawmakers will not be voting on the bill before the lame-duck session ends next week in mid-January. Instead, the proposed bill will be revisited and discussed in further detail in the next two-year […]

New Jersey Struck Uber with Millions in Fines for Worker Misclassification

The state of New Jersey struck Uber with more than $600 million in fines and taxes due to their alleged practice of worker misclassification via labelling employees as independent contractors. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development claims that Uber owes over $500 million in overdue taxes as well as fines and interest […]

The Ninth Circuit Asks the California Supreme Court to Decide whether the Dynamex Decision Applies Retroactively

In mid-2018, the California Supreme Court handed down a precedential decision in Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court, 4 Cal. 5th 903 (2018), reh’g denied (June 20, 2018), by adopting a new worker-friendly test, called the “ABC test,” when determining whether a worker should be classified as an employee or independent contractor under California […]

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