As the “gig economy” grows, scrutiny over the classification of workers as independent contractors or employees has intensified. In 2018, a California ruling applied a new, more stringent test to classification of independent contractors, followed by reversals by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). As courts at the federal level continue to debate this issue, the Department of Labor and the NLRB seek to return the joint employer test to its pre-2015 state.
Determining the proper classification of employees has significant implications for compensation, coverage under anti-discrimination laws, worker’s compensation, and employee benefits. This session will get you up to speed on recent related decisions and changing developments. You'll also receive an overview of the legal implications of the independent contractor/employee classification and the joint employer tests.
Caitlin Marie Madden
Hawks Quindel, S.C., Madison
Katelynn M. Williams
Foley & Lardner LLP, Madison