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Rewriting California's Independent Contractor Rules: A Business Survival Guide
With his signature on AB 5 on September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom has completed the year-long overhaul of the state's independent contractor test.
United States
27 Sep 2019
Labor Department Could Provide Opinion On The Gig Economy
Bloomberg Law's Jaclyn Diaz wrote a very interesting story earlier this week asking whether the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) would soon issue an opinion letter to aid gig economy companies...
United States
19 Oct 2018
Can Non-Compete Agreements Be Classified As Personal Services Contracts?
The Eighth Circuit addressed an issue that frequently arises in the non-compete context: what happens when a company buys the assets of another and then tries to enforce non-compete agreements?
United States
20 Jul 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Decision In American Express Case A Significant One For Arbitration Agreements
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court held in American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant that the Federal Arbitration Act does not allow courts to invalidate a contractual waiver of the right to bring a class arbitration on the grounds that individually arbitrating claims may be cost prohibitive.
United States
10 Oct 2013
When Coaches Can't Compete -- Non-Competes In Sports
In the lucrative world of big time college football, universities continually try to gain an edge over the competition by, among other things, luring top notch coaches with generous multi-million dollar contracts.
United States
2 Oct 2013
Misclassification Of Independent Contractors: A Non-Compete Issue?
Much has been written about misclassification of employees as independent contractors. Discussion often focuses on the economic consequences of misclassification, such as the IRS concluding that it has been deprived of revenue.
United States
17 Oct 2011
To Be Or Not To Be (Under Contract)
The vast majority of U.S. businesses employ workers on an "at-will" basis. The most significant exception to this general rule? Independent schools.
United States
6 Jan 2011
Supreme Court Provides Guidance for Businesses Wishing to Avoid Unfriendly State Courts
Businesses often wish to avoid litigation in unfriendly state court forums.
United States
3 Jun 2010
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