Seventh Circuit Primarily Focuses On Employer Control To Analyze Contractor/Employee Classification

A recent decision by the Seventh Circuit has altered the landscape of how employees/contractors are determined. In Simpkins v. DuPage Housing Authority, Anthony Simkins was a general laborer that signed “independent contractor agreements” with the DuPage Housing Authority in 2009 and 2012 to perform general labor on some vacant properties. The job was full time...

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Broad, Over-Sweeping Language In Non-Solicitation Agreements

Non-solicitation agreements are provisions included in most employment contracts to prevent an employee from leaving the company, going to work for a competitor, and poaching the employer’s clients, prospective clients or employees. Non-solicitation agreements differ from non-compete agreements in that while a non-solicitation agreement focuses more on preventing the employee that is leaving from bringing...

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