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Worker Classification

NY employment lawyer blog post about worker classification including issues related to employee status as opposed to independent contractor status.

can seasonal employees collect unemployment in new york

Seasonal employment is a common practice across various industries. Many businesses hire temporary workers to meet increased demand during specific times of the year. When the season ends, employment stops, and questions arise regarding whether seasonal employees are eligible to collect unemployment benefits. Laws regarding unemployment vary from state to state. Are New York seasonal […]

can a 1099 employee collect unemployment in new york

The landscape of employment has evolved significantly in recent years, with many individuals opting for freelance or independent contractor positions over traditional full-time employment. However, one question that often arises in this context is whether 1099 employees, also known as independent contractors, can collect unemployment benefits in states like New York. What is a 1099 […]

Do you have rights if your work is freelance? In New York City, the definition of “employee” is very broad. It can include not only traditional full-time and part-time workers, but also interns and other types of workers. This means that many people who think they are freelancers may be employees under the law. According […]

right to unionize

If you work in a non-union business, do you have a right to unionize? A union helps employees organize and protect their rights in the workplace. Employers can easily ignore the concerns or demands of a single employee, but when they unionize and work together, employers have a lesser choice but to take them seriously. […]

Gig economy

Employment Law Update – New Laws for Independent Contractors A new freelance law to protect California independent contractors recently went into effect and a similar law could be coming to New York State. AB 5 establishes several new requirements for California companies working with freelancers. The law is an indication of what’s on the horizon […]

On January 10, 2014, Governor Cuomo signed the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act (“CGTIFPA”). As a result, New York’s Labor Commissioner, Peter Rivera recently announced a new state law for determining whether a commercial truck driver is an employee or independent contractor, and provides penalties for employers who fail to […]


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