Independent Contractor

As previously reported, the New Jersey Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights Law (the “Law”) took full effect on August 5, 2023. In light of this, the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development (the “Department”) has proposed new rules to implement the Law.

Below are some highlights of the proposed regulations that temporary

A District of New Jersey court has rejected an attempt by staffing agency industry groups to enjoin the majority of the provisions of the New Jersey Temporary Workers’ Bill Of Rights Law from taking effect.  The denial by the court means that the bulk of the law’s provisions are set to take effect as scheduled

It’s been a bumpy road for the federal rules on independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In the courts, the test has always focused on the “economic reality” of the relationship between a worker and the entity that benefits from the services provided to determine whether the worker is an employee or

UPDATE: Governor Hochul vetoed the bill on December 23, 2022.

In 2016, New York City enacted the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, a local law establishing protections for certain freelance workers providing services for entities located in the City. Earlier this month, the New York State Legislature approved a bill providing similar protections to freelance

The U.S. Department of Labor announced on July 29 that it will rescind the March 2020 rule on Joint Employer Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “2020 Rule”).  The DOL’s action removes the regulations established by the 2020 Rule and will become effective on September 28, 2021.

2020 Joint Employer Rule

The 2020