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Judges say labor laws outdated to deal with sharing economy firms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 LawyersandSettlements.com — 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 HR.BLR.com —  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…

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High Court Asked To Rein In 9th Circuit Court on Misclassification of Drivers

From Law 360 — “Affinity Logistics Corp. has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth…

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California Labor Contractor and Independent Contractor Issues

From the National Law Review — “California has, for a variety of reasons, become a particularly hostile…

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Wage Order—Not Borello—Applies in Independent Contractor Status Test Says California Court of Appeal

From JDSupra Business Advisor — PerkinsCoie writes — “The California Court of Appeal, Second District, issued an…