July 27, 2017

April 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update Blog Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Legal Blog



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April was a red-hot month for independent contractor misclassification cases. We report below on 11 cases in the courts and two before administrative agencies involving: seven-figure proposed class action settlements with couriers providing services to three on-demand delivery companies (PostMates, DoorDash, and InstaCart);

court approvals of a nine-figure settlement between drivers in 19 states and one of the largest overnight courier companies (FedEx) and a seven-figure settlement between a group of San Francisco adult entertainment clubs and their exotic dancers;

a jury verdict finding thousands of insurance agents to have been misclassified as independent contractors;

court decisions that black car drivers in New York City and freight haulers in Illinois are valid independent contractors;

a court decision in Texas that litigation support workers may proceed with their class action alleging IC misclassification;

a decision striking down an IC misclassification claim against UberEats for insufficient pleading; a new class action lawsuit filed against an on-demand food delivery service in Florida; an NLRB decision that distributors for a baking company are valid independent contractors; and a decision by the California Labor Commissioner that four drivers for a cartage company operating in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are each […]

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