Misclassification and Independent Contractor Litigation
A by-product of the newly popular “Uber” business model is the proliferation of companies that classify their workers as “independent contractors.” The problem: many of these so-called independent contractors are independent in name only; in fact, because of the level of control exercised, they are actually employees. And employees are entitled to certain protections that are not required for independent contractors. From 2006 to 2012, I was one of six lawyers who presided over one of the largest MDL class cases involving claims of misclassification. The majority of these cases successfully resolved this year.