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Beyond 'Economic Realities': The Case for Amending Federal Employment Discrimination Laws to Include Independent Contractors

37 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2008  

David C. Yamada

Suffolk University Law School

Lewis L. Maltby

The National Workrights Institute

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Independent contractors, discrimination law, contingent workforce, Dunlop Commission

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Yamada, David C. and Maltby, Lewis L., Beyond 'Economic Realities': The Case for Amending Federal Employment Discrimination Laws to Include Independent Contractors (1997). Boston College Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, p. 239, 1997; Suffolk University Law School Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1303109

David C. Yamada (Contact Author)

Suffolk University Law School ( email )

120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977
United States

Lewis L. Maltby

The National Workrights Institute ( email )

Princeton, NJ
United States

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