What's Happening Now with Worker Classification?

Posted by John Cofini on Fri, May 20, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

When is a worker an employee? It’s more than semantics. Whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee is a high-stakes question that can impact minimum wage, overtime and benefit rights. In recent years, the fight over worker classification has heated up. Here’s what’s happening now.

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Worker Classification Errors: A Ticking Time Bomb

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 @ 06:54 PM

Uber can’t catch a break. On July 13, the popular ride-sharing service was ordered by New York State’s Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board to provide unemployment benefits to three drivers and others “similarly situated.” In 2016, the company agreed to a settlement of $84 million to $100 million for hundreds of thousands of California and Massachusetts drivers who were fighting for employee status and applicable benefits. And just last November, the company lost an appeal of a London decision ordering it to pay minimum wage and paid time off to drivers.

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