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Potential Pitfalls In “Uberizing” Your Workforce

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July 26, 2016

The Department of Labor under President Obama has been taking a hard line approach to independent contractor classification, but the United States is arguably more accepting of alternatives to the traditional employee/employer model than other countries. FordHarrison attorneys Salvador P. Simao and Joanna S. Rich look at the increasing “Uberfication” of the workforce in the United States and how it compares to some important overseas venues: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, France, Germany and the UK. Their conclusion: “Employers in all countries need to be cautious about classifying workers as independent contractors. In the United States, unless the legal framework changes, it will be increasingly difficult to fit workers into the employee/independent contractor dichotomy.”

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