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September 28, 2022

Ontario, Canada Court Determines Plaintiff Employee (Not Independent Contractor) Wrongfully Terminated by Common Employers

In a wrongful dismissal action against four corporate defendants that were part of a family business, the plaintiff claimed the defendants were common employers, that he was their employee prior to his dismissal, and was therefore owed damages.

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September 6, 2022

NLRB Proposes New Joint-Employer Standard That Would Dramatically Expand Scope of “Joint Employment” Under the National Labor Relations Act

On September 6, 2022, the U.S. National Labor Relations Board delivered employers a slightly belated Labor Day “present” – a proposal to revise yet again its standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act.

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August 17, 2022

Alberta, Canada: Court Uses Oppression Remedy to Hold Corporate Directors Personally Liable for Wrongful Dismissal Damages

An Alberta court used the oppression remedy to hold corporate directors personally liable for damages for wrongful dismissal after they transferred the corporate assets, ceased operations, and incorporated a new entity to provide the same service.

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August 12, 2022

New York Appellate Court Takes First Crack at Interpreting NYC’s Freelancing Law

A New York state court recently issued the first appellate decision interpreting New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act. The case involved two plaintiffs – a photography business and a model – suing a high-end fashion label.

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August 11, 2022

Portland, Maine Voters to Decide on Raising Minimum Wage, Eliminating Tip Credit, and Classifying Ride-share and Delivery Drivers as Employees

The Portland, Maine City Council voted unanimously on August 8, 2022, to send five citizen-initiated referendums to voters in the November election.

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August 3, 2022

New Jersey High Court Says Separate Corporate Structure Not Enough to Establish Independent Contractor Status

On August 2, 2022, the Supreme Court of New Jersey handed down a key ruling that significantly impacts how companies across the state should classify workers as independent contractors.

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July 29, 2022

FTC and NLRB Announce Interagency Cooperation in the “Gig Economy”

On July 19, 2022, the FTC and NLRB signed a four-page Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding information sharing, cross-agency training, and outreach in areas of common regulatory interest, focusing on the “gig economy.”

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July 15, 2022

Savings Clause Results in Oregon Supreme Court Affirming Enforceability of Arbitration Provision

On July 8, 2022, in Gist v. ZoAn Management, Inc., the Oregon Supreme Court affirmed the decisions of the trial court and court of appeals granting the defendants’ motion to compel arbitration.

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June 23, 2022

July is the New January – New State Laws Do Not Take the Summer Off

It used to be that employers had the luxury of waiting until January 1 to be vigilant for new employment laws and compliance challenges. For the past several years, we have reported on employment and labor laws taking effect mid-year.

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June 6, 2022

New York State Legislature Seeks to Expand Employee Rights to Freelancers Statewide

During the final days of its most recent legislative session, the New York State Legislature passed a bill (S8369B) that would mandate contractual forms and terms for businesses that use “freelance workers.”

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