Category: California

Posted in Arbitration California

California Court of Appeal Enforces Contractor’s Agreement to Arbitrate Misclassification Claims Out of State

From the National Law Review — “This case is important for two reasons:  (1) the court upheld…

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Nailing Down Independent Contractor Status

From HG.org — Erin Mindoro provides an excellent review of the Happy Nails and other independent contractor cases — Happy…

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Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Standards for Class Certification of Independent Contract Class Actions

From Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP — The California Supreme Court said that the standard for certifying a…

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Owner Liable For Unpaid Wages And Liquidated Damages for Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors

From Mondaq Employment and HR — Following an investigation into certain residential treatment facilities for the elderly, disabled and…

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9th Circuit Shows No Affinity For Independent Contractor Status In Delivery Drivers

From Mondaq Employment and HR In Ruiz v. Affinity Logistics Corporation, the Court of Appeals rejected the district…

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California: When is an Independent Contractor Actually an Employee?

From Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall LLP — The U.S. Department of Labor has published a worksheet that describes…

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Another Logistics and Delivery Company Found to Have Misclassified its Drivers as Independent Contractors

From the  Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Legal Blog — The Ninth Circuit set forth the governing law in…

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Delivery drivers are employees, not independent contractors, Ninth Circuit rules

From Lexology — “In a decision issued June 16, 2014, the Ninth Circuit ruled that despite the contract terms…

Posted in California Misclassification

Why many truckers choose independence

From the Press-Telegram — Within three short years, I went from working for others to owning and…

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Two janitorial companies to pay more than $1.5 million for worker misclassification

From Transportation, Safety, Human Resources Compliance – J. J. Keller & Associates —  The California Labor Commissioner issued citations…

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Employee or Independent Contractor? The Risks of Making A Wrong Decision Grow

From California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog —  Employers use independent contractors instead of employees for a variety of reasons…