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“Star” Opera Singer is not Employee of the Metropolitan Opera House

A New York appellate court has agreed with Wendy White, prominent opera singer at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center (“the Met”), that White is not an employee and, therefore, may maintain a civil action in negligence against the … Continue reading

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Juries Will Decide if Uber and Lyft Drivers are Employees

Supplementing my earlier post, in separate rulings yesterday, both Uber and Lyft failed to satisfy United States District Court judges that their drivers are independent contractors and not employees [see Cotter v. Lyft Inc., 13-cv–04065, and O’Connor v. Uber Technologies … Continue reading

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Michigan Supreme Court Clarifies Independent Contractor-Employee Distinction

In a 6–1 decision, the Supreme Court of Michigan has reversed a 2013 decision of a special panel of the state’s Court of Appeals, finding that a landscape worker was an independent contractor and not an employee of the defendant … Continue reading

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