Includes Quotes of Publisher in Business and Legal Media Outlets on Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Issues (most publications available upon request)

2021 (4 quotes of publisher)

  • 3 Takeaways as DOL Tackles Misclassification in the 9th Circuit,” by Jon Steingart, Law 360, May 19, 2021 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “DOL Repeals Trump-Era Independent Contractor Rule,” by Jon Steingart, Law 360, May 5, 2021 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Trucking Industry Braces After 9th Circuit Preemption Loss,” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, April 30, 2021 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Trump Independent Contractor Rule ‘Destined to Legal Junk Yard,'” by Erin Mulvaney and Ben Penn, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, January 7, 2021 (quoting Richard Reibstein)

2020 (10 quotes of publisher)

  • “Gig Firms Expected to Push California Law to Other States,” by Judy Greenwald, Business Insurance, November 24, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “6 Employment Moves Biden Could Make on His First Day,” by Vin Gurrieri, Law 360, November 20, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “3 Things to Watch For in the California Driver Misclassification Battle,” by Jon Steingart, Law 360, October 9, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Will Barrett Tip Transport Worker Exemption Cases?” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, September 29, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “The Biggest Changes in California’s Contractor Law Cleanup,” by Braden Campbell, Law 360, September 9, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “9th Circuit Amazon Ruling Opens New Driver Exemption Battles,” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, August 20, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Three Takeaways From 1st Circuit’s Amazon Delivery Driver Rulings,” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, July 20, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “New York Top Court Backs Postmates’ Workers Employee Status,” by Braden Campbell, Law 360, March 26, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Hard-Hit Airlines, Public Transit Score in COVID-19 Relief Bill,” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, March 26, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Labor Department’s Joint Employer Rule May Stem Lawsuits,” by Judy Greenwald, Business Insurance, January 20, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)

2019 (13 quotes of publisher)

  • “Trumpka Thaws on Trade Deal,” by Rebecca Rainey, Politico, December 10, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein from Law 360 article)
  • “A Question Worth 30% of Labor Costs: When Is a Contingent Work an FTE?” Gartner Quarterly Journal of Finance. Risk. Strategy (Fi. R. St.), Q4 (November 2019) 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Insurers Watch as California Moves to Tighten Independent Contractor Rules,” by David Arthur D. Postal, Life Annuity Specialist, a Financial Times Publication, June 12, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Uber’s Drivers are Contractors, Labor Board’s Top Lawyer Says,” by Hassan Kanu, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, May 14, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “California Independent Contractor Test Applies Retroactively,”  by Erin Mulvaney, Patrick Dorrian, and Hassan Kanu, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, May 2, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Arbitration Pacts Dented by Amazon Transportation Worker Ruling,” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, April 24, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Trucking Companies Hit Rough Patches in California Classification Fights,” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, April 4, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Today’s News and Commentary,” On Labor: Workers, Unions, Politics (Harvard Law School, Editor Benjamin Sachs, Kastnbaum Professor of Labor and Industry), February 1, 2019 (citing post in InsureReinsure blog by Richard Reibstein, January 30, 2019)
  • “Third Circuit New Jersey Classification Ruling Curbs Scope of Preemption,” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, January 30, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “NLRB Empowers Companies to Treat More Workers as Independent Contractors,” by Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times, January 26, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Independent Truckers’ Arbitration Exemption Could Raise Costs,” by Judy Greenwald, Business Insurance, January 22, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Supreme Court Ruling Gives Truckers a Victory and a New Weapon in Labor War,” by Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Transportation Worker Ruling a Rare Blow to Arbitration Pacts,” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, January 15, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Retail Cases and Trends to Watch in 2019,” by Kevin Stawicki, Law 360, January 1, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)


2018 (9 quotes of publisher)

  • “Paying Californians Little Trickier Under Three High Court Cases,” by Jon Steingart, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, October 30, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “New DOL Employment Guidelines Should Put Home Care Registries on Notice,” by Tim Mullaney, Home Health Care News,  July 25, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Businesses Surprised, Alarmed, Over Narrower Test for Classifying Independent Contractors,” by John Breslin, Northern California Record, June 4, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “California Supreme Court’s Decision on Independent Contractors Could Mean Big Changes for Employers,” by Elizabeth Alt, Cook County Record, May 11, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “GrubHub Case Could Be Barometer for New Rules on Independent Contractors,” by Daniel Wiessner with reporting by Heather Somerville, Reuters, May 6, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “California Supreme Court Establishes Employee-Friendly Independent Contractor Test,” by Michael Cardman, XpertHR / LexisNexis, May 1, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “California Supreme Court Transforms Test for Who Is an Employee,” by Jon Steingart, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, April 30, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Gig Economy Business Model Dealt a Blow in California Ruling,” by Noam Scheiber, New York Times, April 30, 2018
  • “Judge Says Limo Drivers Are Contractors, Not Employees,” by Chelsea Conaboy, Fair Warning’s Warning Wire, April 17, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “GrubHub Driver Wage Case Still En Route?” by Jon Steingart, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, February 9, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)


2017 (4 quotes of publisher)

  • “Labor Secretary Reverses Joint Liability and Independent Contractor Policies,” by David Sparkman, Material Handling and Logistics, June 12, 2017 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “NYC Freelancers Due Contracts, Timely Pay,” by John Herzfeld, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, May 12, 2017 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Worker Misclassification and the Freelance Economy,” by Lisa Higgins, HR Daily Advisor, April 4, 2017 (referencing White Paper by Richard Reibstein)
  • “UberBLACK Plaintiffs May Have Good Argument in Notable Class Action Case,” by S. Laney Griffo, The Pennsylvania Record, January 18, 2017 (quoting Richard Reibstein)


2016 (14 quotes of publisher)

  •  “Drivers Challenge Uber for Pay While Waiting for Riders,” by Daniel Moore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 27, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Gig Workers and Job-Related Bias: Are Protections on the Way?” by Patrick Dorrian, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, December 19, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Freelancer Wage Bill Signed by New York Mayor,” by Michael Rose, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, November 16, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “How Will These Freelancer Protections Work, Exactly?” by Emma Whitford, The Gothamist, November 4, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Yoga Instructors Determined to be Independent Contractors by New York’s Highest Court,” by Abbi White, Legal Newsline, November 2, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Ex-Uber Driver From N.J. Seeking to Sue About Overtime Pay,” by Tim Darragh,, May 31, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Congratulations Uber, You’re All Grown Up: The Class-Action Lawyers Are Circling,” by Daniel Fisher, Forbes, May 3, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Uber Sued Again Over Drivers’ Employment Status,” by Tracey Lien, Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Uber Drivers Welcome That $100-Million Settlement, But Here’s What They’re Still Missing,” by Tracey Lien, Los Angeles Times, April 23, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Judge Turns Down $12M Lyft Settlement,” by Rebecca Campbell, Legal Newsline, April 20, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Settlement Seen As Unlikely In Uber Drivers’ Class Action Lawsuit,” by Michael Carroll, Legal Newsline, March 16, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “U.S. Chamber of Commerce Sues Seattle Over Uber, Lyft Ordinance,” by Heather Somerville and Dan Levine, Reuters, March 13, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Think Uber Employee Issues Don’t Affect Your Business? Think Again,” by Frances McMorris, American City Business Journal, January 29, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Lyft Settles Worker Misclassification Lawsuit For $12.25 Million,” by Tracey Lien, Los Angeles Times, January 27, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)


2015 (15 quotes of publisher)

  • “Taxi Drivers Clog Philadelphia Street To Protest Uber,” by Laura Robinson, Mercury News Daily, December 16, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Seattle Passes Law Letting Uber, Lyft Drivers Unionize,” by Heather Somerville, Reuters, December 14, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Uber Rebuffed by Judge in Ruling on Drivers’ Suit,” by Mike Isaac, The New York Times, September 1, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “She Thought She Was Entitled To Maternity Leave.  After Asking For It, She Lost Her Job,” by Lydia DePillis, Washington Post, August 14, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Amid Backlash, Lawsuits, More Delivery Startups Converting Contractors to Employees,” by Heather Somerville, San Jose Mercury News, August 6, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “On the Warpath Against Independent Contractor Schemes,” by Brian Joseph, Fair Warning, July 23, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Investors Are Overlooking One Thing When They Throw Money at ‘Uber for X’ Startups,” by Biz Carson, Business Insider, July 21, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Employers Brace for Scrutiny After Misclassification Memo,” by Aaron Vehling, Law 360,July 16, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Employees vs. Independent Contractors: U.S. Weighs In on Debate Over How to Classify Workers,” by Melanie Trottman, Wall Street Journal, July 15, 2015
  • “Growth in the ‘Gig Economy’ Fuels Workforce Anxieties,” by Noam Scheiber, New York Times, July 12, 2015
  • “The Driver Who Beat Uber is Just the Beginning – Get Ready for a Flood of Copycat Cases,”by Biz Carson, Business Insider, July 14, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Uber Case May Hinge on What the Drivers Want,” by Dan Fisher, Forbes, July 10, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • Uber and the Not-Quite-Independent Contractor,”by Justin Fox, Bloomberg Voice, June 23, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Uber Driver Is an Employee, Not a Contractor, California Regulators Say,” by Thad Moore, Washington Post, June 17, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Independent Contractor Issues: A Tale of Drivers, Strippers and Lawsuits,” by Michelle Rafter, Workforce, June 17, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “California Says Uber Driver is Employee, Not a Contractor,” by Mike Isaac and Natasha Singer, New York Times, June 17, 2015
  • “(In)dependent Contractor Misclassification,” by Francoise Carre, Working Paper No. 403, Economic Policy Institute, June 8, 2015 (citing blog post by Richard Reibstein, August 29, 2014).
  • “Lawsuit Claims Instacart ‘Personal Shoppers’ Should Be Classified as Employees,” by  Katie Steinmetz, Time Magazine, March 18, 2015
  • “No, Driver Lawsuits Won’t Destroy the ‘Uber for X’ Business Model: Companies Will Just Have to Make Less in Profits,” by Lydia DePillis, Washington Post, March 13, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Employee or Contractor? Health Care Law Raises Stakes,” by Conrad De Aenlle, New York Times, February 14, 2015


2014 (5 quotes of publisher)

  • “How Fedex Is Trying to Save the Business Model That Saved It Millions,” by Lydia DePillis, Washington Post, October 23, 2014 (quoting Richard Reibstein).
  • “Lawsuits May Cause Business Owners to Rethink ‘Sharing Economy,’” by Rob Wile, Fusion, October 22, 2014 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “FedEx Drivers Were Employees, Not Contractors, Court Rules” by Susan Kelly, FierceCFO,  September 8, 2014 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Why is Worker Misclassification a Problem?” by Mandy Locke and Franco Ordoñez, McClatchyDC,  September 4, 2014
  • “FedEx Decisions Have State Tax Implications For Companies with Independent Contractors,” Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Tax Report, September 2, 2014 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “New Lawsuit Claims Uber Exploits Its Drivers,” by Michael B. Farrell, Boston Globe, June 6, 2014
  • “Grocery Deliveries in the Sharing Economy,”by Farhad Manjoo, New York Times, May 21, 2014
  • “Pay Violations Rampant  in Low-Wage Industries Despite Enforcement Efforts,” Fair Warning, May 13, 2014 (quoting Richard Reibstein)


2013 (2 quotes of publisher)

  • Q&A:  ThomsonReuters Interviews IC Compliance and Misclassification Legal Blog Publisher Richard Reibstein, June 12, 2013 (interview of Richard Reibstein)
  • “Payroll Audits Put Small Employers on Edge: Tax Crackdown Comes as Use of Contract Workers Grows; Companies Find Rules Unclear,” by Angus Loten and Emily Maltby, Wall Street Journal,  March 13, 2013 
  • Regulators Crack Down on Classifying Workers as Contractors,” by Jennifer Smith, Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2013
  • “Changes in Employment Laws May Affect Your Bottom Line,” by Kenneth Briodagh, Event Marketer, February 28. 2013 (quoting Richard Reibstein)


2010-2012 (3 quotes of publisher)

  • “FedEx Fails to Deliver for Drivers: FedEx Drivers Are Part of the Ever-Blurring Line Between Employees and Contractors,” by Amy Biegelson, Public Integrity, April 2, 2012 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “U.S. and Local Governments Crack Down on Employers Who Pay Workers as Contractors,” by Vickie Elmer, Washington Post, October 9, 2011
  • “A Workforce Trend: The Nonemployee – Wary of a Downturn (and Paying Benefits), Companies Shy Away From Permanent Staff,” by Jane M. Von Bergen, Philadelphia Inquirer, September 2, 2011 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “States, feds crack down on firms using ‘contract workers’,” by Paul Davidson, USA Today, Dec. 13, 2010
  • “FedEx Ground Issues New Standards for Independent Contractors,” Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2010
  • “Franchisees: We’re Employees, Not Contractors, by Richard Gibson, Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2010
  • “Feds Poised to Pursue Worker Misclassification as a Crime,” by Martha Neil, American Bar Association Journal, April 28, 2010 (quoting Richard Reibstein).
  • “Law Puts Squeeze on Freelancers: Independent Contractors Say Tightening of U.S., Mass. Measures Hurt Livelihood,” by Katie Johnston Chase, Boston Globe, April 7, 2010
  • “U.S. Cracks Down on ‘Contractors’ as a Tax Dodge,” by Steven Greenhouse, New York Times, February 17, 2010
  • “Budget Boosts Labor Funds to Combat Workplace Fraud,” by Darrell A. Hughes, Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2010


Prior to 2010

  • “Temporary Workers and the 21st Century Economy,” by Jody Greenstone Miller, Wall Street Journal, December 1, 2009
  • “Drivers May Not Join Union at FedEx Home, Court Rules, by Steven Greenhouse, New York Times, April 22, 2009
  • “Dozens of Companies Underpay or Misreport Workers, State Says,” by Steven Greenhouse, New York Times, February 12, 2008