Paul DeCamp Quoted in “Labor of Law: Driving Labor Law into the Gig Economy”

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Paul DeCamp, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC office, was quoted in Law.com, in “Labor of Law: Driving Labor Law into the Gig Economy,” by Erin Mulvaney. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

New technology. Old questions. …

Are workers employees or independent contractors? Some of the first major labor cases before the Supreme Court focused on that issue—such as whether newspaper delivery people were considered contractors or employees. …

Epstein, Becker & Green member Paul DeCamp says there’s a role for Congress in the fight: “The big picture here is that with the current state of the law, it would be structurally better if Congress could resolve this rather than the political winds going back and forth.” The target keeps moving for gig companies and that’s the central issue, DeCamp says.