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Sep 23

New Bill Stands to Dramatically Alter Worker Classification in California—and Potentially the Entire Nation

By Patrick Shin, Esq.

State legislators in California recently passed a controversial new bill that requires many companies like Uber and Lyft, which rely primarily on independent contractors, to reclassify their contractors as employees. The bill, known as Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), stands to upend the business model of the affected companies in California and potentially impact the […]

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May 06

DOL Says Gig Workers Are Contractors, Not Employees

By Patrick Shin, Esq.

This week the Department of Labor issued an opinion letter signaling that it’s siding with business owners when it comes to determining whether gig workers like Uber drivers should be classified as employees or independent contractors. The DOL letter concluded these workers are contractors, not employees, and as such, they’re not entitled to federal protections […]

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