In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, companies have changed their core business operations and instituted new practices and procedures in the blink of an eye. The changes, perhaps unknowingly, have created risks that could jeopardize the protection of valuable trade secrets.
As businesses attempt to navigate the post-COVID-19 landscape, one issue of concern is the possibility of claims for alleged exposure to the contagion being filed by both customers and employees. The concerns have been complicated by the often conflicting guidance or requirements placed on businesses by local, state, and federal governments or agencies.
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing how companies think about the workplace and its role and requirements both in the short term as we return to work and in the future. To address organizations’ immediate and imminent needs during this constantly changing crisis, businesses must develop a holistic approach to help safeguard the health and safety […]
I hope all of you are safe and secure, wherever you are working or sheltering. With our persistent joint efforts and with all the help we can get, we will get through the coronavirus crisis. When will America’s workplaces return to normal?
Social media has fundamentally changed the way we communicate with one another. Platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others have dramatically increased the reach of individuals in sharing ideas. People can quickly and easily communicate with others around the globe, even if they’ve never met before.
In several recent posts, we’ve been discussing the distinctions between two worker classifications: independent contractors who are issued 1099s by the companies they work for; and traditional employees who are issued W-2s.
In some recent posts, we’ve been talking about the classification of workers in organizations. In general, it’s pretty clear cut whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor and the IRS explains some criteria for distinguishing between the two.
In a previous post, we talked about the decision companies face in classifying workers as independent contractors—those who receive a 1099 for tax purposes—and traditional employees who receive a W2.
In a previous post, we discussed the challenges rideshare company Lyft is preparing for based on its designation of drivers as independent contractors as opposed to employees.
A common criticism of the gig economy is that companies treat those working in it less favorably than traditional employees due to their status as independent contractors.