Articles Tagged with Independent contractors

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“FREELANCERS REJOICE: A HISTORIC NYC LAW HELPS FREELANCERS DEMAND PAYMENT,” by Victoria Law, Bitch Media, October 28, 2016:

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On Thursday, October 27, freelancers throughout New York City had cause to celebrate. By a unanimous vote, all 51 members of the New York City Council passed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act. It’s the nation’s first legislation protecting freelancers from non-payment….

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PLF has this contract attorney CLE at their website, in CD, DVD, Streaming video, and MP3 formats. We have the CD & print coursebook in our collection (Washington County Law Library).

Contract Attorneys: Managing Expectations and Getting Paid

Date: 11/19/2013

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Oregon’s Stripper Lobby: Legislators Ask Exotic Dancers for Help With Strip Club Bill (Daily Beast)

…. Now, as The Daily Beast has exclusively learned, Portland’s alternative approach to the sex industry is being taken all the way to the state legislature. In a historically unprecedented move, strip-club dancers are working in tandem with lobbyists, legislators, and social workers to draft a new set of industry regulations slated to hit the House floor for a vote in the February 2015 legislative session…..” [Link to full Daily Beast article.]

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This is a complex area of employment law and you can never read too much about it. The Oregon Law Practice Management blog has this 12/3/12 post:

“Mission Impossible: Independent Contractor in Oregon”

Excerpt: ‘For those of you who like to use “independent contractors” (contract lawyers, contract paralegals, freelance legal secretaries) take heed.  Your contractor may well be an employee.

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Contract Lawyers: Independent Contractors or Employees?” by attorneys Lisa C. Brown and Jim W. Vogele, (OSB PLF, July 2012, In Brief, pp. 1-3)

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“Law firms working with contract lawyers should be aware that law firms, just like any other businesses, may be audited by federal and state agencies to ensure they are correctly classifying their contract lawyers as either employees or independent contractors. A firm may assume a contract lawyer is an independent contractor without carefully analyzing the factors distinguishing independent contractors from employees.

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There is an active Oregon Contract Lawyers community. When I first came to this state I thought they were contract lawyers, not Contract Lawyers. See the difference? No? Neither did I, but then I did. You see, sometimes lawyers need lawyers on a contract basis (not just for work on legal contracts :-), sometimes just for legal research, and sometimes for specialized legal work. Large law firms and small law firms, and everything in between, use Contract Lawyers. One place for lawyers to find contract lawyers is through the OWLs (Oregon Women Lawyers) Contract Lawyers Service.