Employment Law and the Gig Economy: Worker Classification, Recent Developments, and Practical Considerations
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to employment counsel, gig businesses, and those businesses relying on gig workers on how to address common legal issues and mitigate risks stemming from the emerging gig economy. This program will examine the gig economy's impact on employers across multiple industries with respect to worker classification, state and federal regulations, and exemption issues.
- Common employment issues in today's new gig economy
- State law and federal guidance
- Recent case law
- Best practices for employers using gig workers
The panel will review these and other relevant topics:
- What are the employment issues commonly triggered by gig workers?
- What statutes and regulations have state and federal governments passed concerning gig workers?
- How are courts handling employment issues for gig workers?
- How can gig businesses mitigate some of the risks common in the industry?
Joshua O. Mates
Mr. Mates' practice includes both employment counseling and litigation. In the litigation context, he has handled... | Read More
Mr. Mates' practice includes both employment counseling and litigation. In the litigation context, he has handled cases in federal and California courts involving disputes including breach of contract, wage and hour statutory violations, leave of absence compliance matters, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition. Mr. Mates has also represented employers in mediations, arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, as well as before the California Labor Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and other administrative agencies.Close
Mr. O’Shea is the lead employment counsel for numerous gig economy businesses throughout the country and has been... | Read More
Mr. O’Shea is the lead employment counsel for numerous gig economy businesses throughout the country and has been advising gig economy clients for over a decade. He assists his gig economy clients with business modeling, risk mitigation audits, misclassification disputes and litigations, contract drafting and negotiation, and financing and M&A activity. He also serves as counsel to numerous entities investing in gig economy businesses. With his extensive experience in this area of law, frequent interactions with federal and state government representatives and law makers, and having lectured on this topic on numerous occasions, including as a featured speaker for the NYC Bar Association, Gerard is considered a thought leader in this space.Close