Posts Tagged ‘gig economy workers’

AB 5’s Legal Challenges Update

AB 5, one of the most widely publicized and controversial bills from last year, has been (mostly) officially in effect for slightly over a month. As expected, the new worker classification law is facing several legal challenges from various industry groups, one of which has resulted in an injunction. Below are updates on the legal […]

6 Feb 20 - Independent Contractor - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

How DOL Opinion Letter on ‘Gig’ Economy Workers Affects California

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an opinion letter, FLSA 2019-6, addressing whether a service provider for a virtual marketplace company (VMC) is an independent contractor or employee under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A VMC operates in the “on-demand” or “sharing” economy and is generally an online and/or smartphone-based referral […]

9 May 19 - Independent Contractor - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »