Category: California

Danger Misclasssified Workers
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Court Issues Cautionary Edict to Users of Misclassified Workers

From JDSupra, Cristina Guido and Theodore Penny of Haight Brown & Bonesteel discuss a recent California case, Noe v….

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Massachusetts Case Does Not OK Classifying Personal Assistants As Independent Contractors

From RealtyTimes, Bob Hunt discusses the recent Massachusetts which said that realtors could be classified as independent…

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California Truckers Just Want to be Paid

From Lawyers and Settlements, Gordon Gibb reports that two truck drivers have begun a class action lawsuit…

Posted in California Misclassification

NFL Cheerleaders To Be Deemed “Employees” And Protected Under Proposed Law

From Wage & Hour – Development & HIghlights, Mark Tabakman reports on legislation in California that would…

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Posted in California

Class action lessons from Lyft

From Lexology, Scott P. Jang from Jackson Lewis discusses some of the lessons from the recent decisions…

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Employee or Independent Contractor: A Distinction That Makes a Difference shares a press release about a Google Hangout hosted by Eric Grover of Keller Grover LLP.  The…

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California contractor convicted of worker’s comp fraud

From the Reporter, the Woodland Daily Democrat staff reported that a contractor was convicted of worker’s compensation…

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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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Posted in California

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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Posted in California Intellectual Property

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…