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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.

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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