Category: California

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Motor Carriers Are Liable For Injuries to Drivers of Leased Vehicles Who Are Classified As Independent Contractors

From JDSupra, Karen L. Moore of Low, Ball & Lynch writes a recent decision that held that someone…

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Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?

From JDSupra, Julie Brook discusses the standard for determining if a worker is an employee or independent contractor in…

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Work Made For Hire Clauses in Contractor Agreements – Are You Really Getting What You Bargained For?

From WITI, Erica Bristol discusses the issues of having a “work made for hire” clause in a…

Posted in California Misclassification

Judges say labor laws outdated to deal with sharing economy firms

From RStreet, R.J. Lehmann discusses the recent California court cases alleging that the drivers for Lyft and Uber…

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California Government Worker Seeks Class-Action Status in Overtime Pay Lawsuit

From — Gordon Gibb writes about  Richard Smith v. KeyPoint Government Solutions, Inc., Case No. 3:15-cv-00429, in the US…

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California Supreme Court grants review in independent contractor misclassification case

From Lexology, Robin E. Largent of Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger, LLP reports that the California Supreme Court…

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Los Angeles, Long Beach port truckers win major legal victory

From Daily Breeze Trucking — Jordan England-Nelson writes about a Superior Court decision that found that port truck…

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CALIFORNIA: 5 new laws that will affect employers, workers

From the Press-Enterprise — Richard K. De Atley outlines 5 new laws that affect employers and employees in…

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California agencies target ‘underground economy’

From the Contra Costa Times — California is attacking the underground economy — businesses who pay wages…

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Independent contractor versus employee under California Labor Law

From Amir Kohan — There is no set definition of the term “independent contractor” and as such,…

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Independent contractor misclassification in California now riskier

From —  the trial court applied the definitions of “employ” and “employee” in Wage Order No….

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Newspaper Carriers were Employees, Despite Independent Contractor Agreement, California Court Rules

From Jackson Lewis Workplace Resource Center — “Under California law, whether a worker is an employee or…