California Doubles Down on Its Gig Economy Worker Misclassification Challenge. Learn How That Could Affect Your ACA Compliance

California Doubles Down on Its Gig Economy Worker Misclassification Challenge. Learn How That Could Affect Your ACA Compliance

August 12, 2020 3 minute read: California is doubling down in its battle against the gig economy. The California Labor Commissioner’s office just announced that it filed a lawsuit against Uber for misclassifying Read More
Gig-Economy Worker Benefits Will Affect ACA Compliance

Gig-Economy Worker Benefits Will Affect ACA Compliance

August 3, 2020 3 minute read: It’s no mystery that both companies and consumers benefit from the gig-economy, but what about the workers? Sure, it provides a means to an end, but workers Read More
Protect App-Based Drivers Act Would Create Further Employee Classification and ACA Reporting Issues

Protect App-Based Drivers Act Would Create Further Employee Classification and ACA Reporting Issues

June 5, 2020 3 minute read: As part of their campaign against the requirements of California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), which went into effect January 2020 and requires employers to treat contract workers Read More
AB5 Targets Multi-Level Marketing Companies – See How this Could Affect Your ACA Compliance

AB5 Targets Multi-Level Marketing Companies – See How this Could Affect Your ACA Compliance

June 1, 2020 3 minute read: Multi-level marketing giant Amway was sued in a proposed class action earlier this year for misclassifying its Independent Business Owners (IBOs) as independent contractors instead of employees. Read More
Uber and Lyft sued by California for Misclassifying Gig Workers. How Misclassification can Impact ACA Compliance

Uber and Lyft sued by California for Misclassifying Gig Workers. How Misclassification can Impact ACA Compliance

May 21, 2020 3 minute read: Gig Economy giants Uber and Lyft are being sued by the state of California for allegedly failing to meet the requirements of California Assembly Bill 5 (AB Read More
California Bill AB5 May Impact Your ACA Compliance Process

California Bill AB5 May Impact Your ACA Compliance Process

October 16, 2019 2 minute read: California employers may have another level of complexity coming their way in regards to compliance with the Affordable Care Act. The California state legislature has passed a Read More
GrubHub Trial Could Set Precedent for Employee Misclassification Lawsuits

GrubHub Trial Could Set Precedent for Employee Misclassification Lawsuits

September 25, 2017 GrubHub is on trial for a case of employee misclassification involving its drivers. The drivers allege they were misclassified by the on-demand food delivery app as independent contractors and not Read More
New Developments Continue to Dog Uber About Worker Misclassification

New Developments Continue to Dog Uber About Worker Misclassification

August 16, 2017 In the United States alone, Uber has over 600,000 drivers, some of whom over the course of the last two years have been entangled in numerous lawsuits surrounding their rights Read More
New Developments In Uber Misclassification Suits Prove The Complexities of Potential ACA Liability

New Developments In Uber Misclassification Suits Prove The Complexities of Potential ACA Liability

July 19, 2017 At the close of June, a shocking new development arose from Uber’s employee misclassification suits. The drivers who asserted they were actual Uber employees and not independent contractors had their Read More
The Curious Case Of Chipotle

The Curious Case Of Chipotle

April 24, 2017 Over the last several years—even prior to and following the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—fast food chains have struggled with classifying employees, the designation of which can trigger Read More
Uber Is Triumphant In California Misclassification Case

Uber Is Triumphant In California Misclassification Case

March 16, 2017 Uber made a huge stride in their favor at the top of March, when a California courtnamed them victorious in yet another misclassification case. The case surrounded once again classifications Read More
Uber Decision in Florida and The Gig Economy

Uber Decision in Florida and The Gig Economy

February 20, 2017 In a recent decision within the Florida courts, Uber was victorious in a misclassification case that left Uber drivers classified as independent contractors and not employees. It speaks to the Read More
The U.S. Gig Economy Will Suffer With An ACA Repeal

The U.S. Gig Economy Will Suffer With An ACA Repeal

January 19, 2017 Independent contractors, freelancers, consultants. These workers have slowly risen up the ranks as backbones of many companies, yet when it comes to traditional labor rights, they’ve consistently come up short. Read More
What Will Happen Next With The Gig Economy?

What Will Happen Next With The Gig Economy?

November 28, 2016 Independent contractors have gone from side help for employers to the backbone of many companies. The “gig” economy as it’s now called, includes any of said contractors who work within Read More
The Verdict On UK’s Uber Employee Classification Case Is “Groundbreaking”

The Verdict On UK’s Uber Employee Classification Case Is “Groundbreaking”

November 23, 2016 Uber has proven to be both a gift and a curse over the years. While the mobile car service app appears to have cornered a market previously held by more Read More
Guess Which State Is Taking A Step Toward Correcting Employee Misclassifications?

Guess Which State Is Taking A Step Toward Correcting Employee Misclassifications?

September 22, 2016 Since 2015, the topic of employee misclassification has been a hot one. Thank companies like Dave & Busters—who came under fire for allegedly doctoring hours to fall below the ACA’s Read More
Troubles With Uber And The “Gig” Economy Extend Overseas

Troubles With Uber And The “Gig” Economy Extend Overseas

August 30, 2016 Over the past year, we’ve watched Uber go through a rollercoaster ride. It all started when drivers who at random points throughout the year exceeded a 30 hour work week, Read More
The ACA: A Gift And A Curse For Uber

The ACA: A Gift And A Curse For Uber

May 11, 2016 In the often-oversimplified world of contractor-based employment, the Affordable Care Act is a blessing in disguise: “employees” can readily obtain health care with the financial burden falling off the “employer.” Read More