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New York construction company indicted for wage theft, fraud

AdobeStock_80722903.jpeg"Time and again, we've seen how wage theft is symptomatic of an overall disregard for workers' well-being on work sites where companies regularly defraud their employees," said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. in a press release.

Should employers use arbitration agreements?

There remains confusion regarding whether employers should have mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts. On its face, arbitration agreements seem to be a win for employers. It allows employers to avoid costly class-action lawsuits from employees filing wage and hour claims. Instead, employees agree to resolve complaints individually through arbitration. Last month, the Supreme Court found that arbitration agreements did not violate federal law.

Federal judge rules Uber limo drivers are independent contractors

AdobeStock_92164785.jpegPart of what makes Uber, Lyft, Grubhub and other "gig economy" companies so profitable is that they have relatively few employees. The vast majority of these companies' workforces are made up of independent contractors. Since they are not employees, they are not entitled to minimum wage or overtime protections, much less workplace benefits such as workers' compensation, access to unemployment insurance, shared payroll tax liability or employer-sponsored healthcare.

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