independent contractors

Yesterday, April 22, 2020, the New York City Council introduced a broad COVID-19 legislative relief package with measures aimed at protection of tenants, small businesses, the homeless, and essential workers.

Of particular interest for New York City employers is the legislation’s inclusion of an “Essential Workers Bill of Rights,” which includes the following general components:

During the end of 2019 and in the past few weeks, New York State and New York City passed legislation and administrative guidance further regulating workplace protections.  New York State and New York City employers should update their policies/practices accordingly and remain vigilant in this ever-changing legal landscape.

New York State Releases Additional Guidance on

In recent months, New Jersey’s Department of Labor has ramped up its efforts to crack down on employers misclassifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees.  While employees in certain situations request being engaged as an independent contractor for a variety of personal or unique circumstances, the State of New Jersey is concerned that such

In a unanimous opinion issued on January 14, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court determined that the “ABC test” governs whether an individual is an “employee” or an “independent contractor” entitled to the protections of New Jersey’s Wage Payment Law and Wage and Hour Law.  See Hargrove v. Sleep’s, LLC, A-70-12 (Jan. 14, 2015)