independent contractor

Seyfarth Synopsis: About the Program – Much has happened in the 10 years since our national Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group wrote ALM’s authoritative Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation treatise. We are excited to continue our informative webinar series to discuss—in bite-sized increments—the past decade’s most important changes to the federal and state employee pay litigation

Continue Reading Webinar: Session 6: Independent Contractor and Joint Employment Developments

By John R.Skelton, Anthony S.Califano, and Keval D.Kapadia

Seyfarth Synopsis: On March 24, 2022, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) issued a much-anticipated decision in Patel, et al. v. 7-Eleven, Inc., et al. answering a certified question from the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit concerning the application of the Massachusetts independent contractor law
Continue Reading Patel, et al. v. 7-Eleven, Inc., et al – While the Massachusetts’ Independent Contractor Statute May Apply to Franchise Relationships, the SJC’s Decision Actually offers Protection for Franchisors

By Camille A. Olson, Richard B. Lapp, Louisa J. Johnson, and Andrew M. McKinley

Seyfarth Synopsis: With the growth of the gig economy, the increased desire of some workers to control their own work hours to ensure a work-life balance, and the evolution of the modern workplace to one in which workers rarely retain one full-time
Continue Reading US DOL Issues Final Rule on Independent Contractor Status Under the FLSA

By Kristin G. McGurn and Alison H. Silveira

Seyfarth Synopsis: Department of Labor Acting Administrator Bryan Jarrett issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2018-4 (“FAB”) on July 13, to guide Wage & Hour Division (“WHD”) field investigators on how to determine whether home care, nurse, or caregiver registries are employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act. A “registry” is “an
Continue Reading DOL Guidance on Registry Employer Status: Foreshadowing A More Tolerant Independent Contractor Approach