Beyond 'Economic Realities': The Case for Amending Federal Employment Discrimination Laws to Include Independent Contractors
David C. Yamada
Suffolk University Law School
Lewis L. Maltby
The National Workrights Institute
Boston College Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, p. 239, 1997
Suffolk University Law School Research Paper
Independent contractors fall outside of the protections of federal employment discrimination law. This article examines federal case law distinguishing between employees and independent contractors and argues for statutory amendments that would directly extend coverage to independent contractors.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 37
Keywords: Independent contractors, discrimination law, contingent workforce, Dunlop CommissionAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 19, 2008
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