Janet Barsky

Senior Counsel



Janet Barsky is a Senior Counsel in the New York office of Locke Lord LLP where she focuses her practice on independent contractor compliance and litigation. Janet has enhanced independent contractor compliance for over 60 companies across the country in dozens of industries, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to medium and smaller ones. She has defended businesses before numerous administrative agencies in independent contractor misclassification claims brought under an array of federal and state laws seeking unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, employment taxes, employee benefits, and overtime and minimum wage payments.

As an experienced labor & employment lawyer, Janet also works on special projects involving employees, such as wage and hour, workplace harassment, and Fair Credit Reporting Act matters.

Janet is Managing Editor of the Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Blog, the only legal blog in the country dedicated to that subject. She compiles and drafts the summaries of each of the cases reported in the news updates published each month on the blog.

In addition to her work as an attorney, Janet continues to serve as a trustee of the East Meadow Public Library and a chair of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network.