Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) and the Gig Economy

Disruptions of industries and enhancements in information technology provide exciting new cultivation opportunities to professional employer organizations (PEO) and technology companies operating in the national gig economy. However, major players in new or evolving markets attract risk, scrutiny, and the attention of the plaintiffs’ bar. As a firm founded by trial lawyers, and with a reputation for continuously improving practices, Goldberg Segalla is exceptionally well positioned to counsel and defend PEO and gig economy clients through the changes and challenges of the 21st century.

  • Goldberg Segalla attorneys recognize the need to support the PEO-client relationship by minimizing interference with the client company’s business while aggressively seeking claim closure
  • When necessary, we employ an innovative and aggressive evidence-based defense for PEOs facing workers’ compensation claims filed by employees of former clients or direct employees of current clients — often parachuting in to take on late-stage claims from other counsel
  • We boast an exceptional success rate in securing dismissal of New York claims filed against technology companies operating in the gig economy or settling them before trial

In addition, with national Construction and Trucking/Transportation practice groups, we are well versed not just in the PEO industry but also in industries of significant market value to PEOs.