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Scantland v. Jeffrey Knight, Inc.

Charles R. Bridgers : August 13, 2013 7:24 am The Fulton County Daily Report recently ran a detailed article on a recent Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision on misclassification of workers as independent contractors, rather than employees. From the Article: A recent Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision issued a strong admonition […]

Nightclubs violated law by requiring workers to pay tabs of deadbeat customers, says top Minn. Court

Charles R. Bridgers : September 7, 2013 12:08 pm Minnesota law protects nightclub workers who were forced to cover the tab for deadbeat customers who didn’t pay their bills or failed to sign credit card receipts, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled. Source: https://www.elinfonet.com/headcount.php?ID=32957

FedEx Misclassification of its Drivers as “Contractors”

CNN has a great article on Federal Express’s intentional practice of misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors in order to save the company from paying overtime, worker’s compensation and unemployment benefits. Transferring a company’s inherent business risks onto its employees is an old practice but it may also be illegal under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  […]

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