New York Labor And Employment Law Report

New York Labor And Employment Law Report

Tag Archives: Independent Contractors

New York City Law Protecting Freelance Workers Goes Into Effect on May 15, 2017

Posted in New York Law
A new New York City law covering freelance workers goes into effect on May 15, 2017.  The law, informally called the “Freelance Isn’t Free Act,” gives non-employee independent contractors the right to a written contract upon request.  Penalties are imposed for failing to provide a contract on request, failing to pay freelancers timely and in… Continue Reading

The Employment Expansion Trifecta: The Wage and Hour Division, The National Labor Relations Board, and . . . OSHA?

Posted in National Labor Relations Board, OSHA, Wage and Hour
Perhaps it is the end of racing season in Saratoga, but the federal employment agencies are certainly looking to hit the trifecta against independent contractors, franchisors, parent companies, and similar entities under the guise of expanding the definitions of employer and employment.… Continue Reading

USDOL Issues Guidance Regarding Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

Posted in Wage and Hour
On July 15, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) issued Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1, which provides guidance regarding the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.  According to the WHD Administrator’s Interpretation, “most workers are employees” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).… Continue Reading

Transportation Industry Beware: New York Quietly Enacts New Legislation Targeting Worker Misclassification

Posted in New York Law
New York has enacted new legislation, which will have a significant impact on the state’s commercial transportation industry.  The legislation was initially made effective on March 11, 2014, but was subsequently amended to incorporate some “technical corrections” and to include a new, later effective date of April 10, 2014.  Known as the “Commercial Goods Transportation… Continue Reading