Tag Archives: Contractor

Prediction: California Supreme Court Will Re-Affirm Existing Test for Independent Contractor Status

Tomorrow, April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision in a case that could change the legal test as to whether an individual is an independent contractor or an employee under California’s wage and hour … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Finds District Court Sharply Deviated from Existing Authority on CERCLA Cleanup Costs Between Military Contractor and U.S. Government When it Allocated 100 Percent of Liability to Military Contractor

TDY Holdings v. United States, et al., 872 F.3d 1004 (9th Cir. 2017). TDY brought suit for contribution under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) against the U.S. government relating to environmental contamination at TDY’s manufacturing plant. … Continue reading

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Independent Contractor or Employee?

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck, chances are it’s a duck. While not the law, these words do set out a fundamental legal concept. An employer cannot simply call an employee … Continue reading

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Government Shutdowns: Practical Strategies for Mitigating Contractor Risk

Crisis averted – at least for the time being. The government shutdowns in January and February 2018 were big news, but ultimately resulted in very little actual downtime for the Federal government.  But does that mean its back to business … Continue reading

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GrubHub Driver Ruled Independent Contractor In First of Its Kind Gig Economy Trial

In a highly anticipated opinion, a Federal Judge in California ruled in favor of GrubHub, an internet food ordering service, finding it properly classified a delivery driver as an independent contractor. In Lawson v. GrubHub, the plaintiff, a delivery driver, … Continue reading

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