Tag Archives: Gig Economy

Wage and Hour Compliance – Better Guard Your Own Parking Spot

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Many companies at one time or another get overtime compliance wrong, at least to some degree. It’s an expensive topic. Liability under federal law for failing to correctly pay overtime comes at the hefty price of all unpaid overtime for two years (three when its willful, and even longer under some state laws), multiplied by two for … Continue reading this entry

The Jig Is Up: California Supreme Court Asserts New Independent Contractor Test Impacting The “Gig Economy” and Companies Engaging Independent Contractors

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Yesterday (April 30, 2018) the California Supreme Court issued an opinion on the appropriate test to employ when assessing “independent contractor” classification under state law. The Court’s unanimous decision throws out the prior multi-factor test for determining independent contractor versus employee status for claims based on the California Industrial Welfare Commission’s Wage Orders. This new … Continue reading this entry

The Use of Staffing Agencies Is About To Get More Expensive (and Risky) in Illinois

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As we have reported in the past, utilizing temporary staffing agencies to fill gaps in labor needs can be an efficient and economically beneficial way for companies to meet business demands.  This is particularly true in today’s “gig economy,” where short-term staffing needs are high but small or mid-size companies do not have the resources … Continue reading this entry

Be Uber Prepared To Do Business In The Gig Economy

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Until recently, the word “gig” had two common meanings: A live music performance; and A long trident used to hunt swamp-dwelling amphibians However, a noted linguist recently crowned “gig” as the 2015 word of the year for a different reason – the rise of the “gig economy.” Led by popular app based ride-sharing services, this … Continue reading this entry