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Mobile On-Demand Technology Platforms are under increasing scrutiny by State and Federal employment agencies to reclassify the independent contractors that use the technology as employees of the technology or service providers. Drivers have filed suit against Uber in California to seeking employment status, and the National Labor Relations Board has been on a hot streak of opinions in favor of employment status over traditional independent contractor treatment. Even the US Department of Labor in July of this year issued a Wage and Hour Division Administrator’s Interpretation providing for a broad definition of “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act that indicates an increased expectation of employee over independent contractor classification.
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In addition to Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas. He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time. Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.