Category: California

an Francisco traffic with yellow cab
Posted in California Misclassification

In shadow of Uber HQ, S.F.’s Yellow Cab files for bankruptcy

From Treeangle, Esthi Maharani reports that Yellow Cab in San Francisco filed for bankruptcy, in part, because of…

Lyft App
Posted in California

Lyft pays $12M to settle class action suit with California drivers 

From C-Net, Carrie Mihalcik reports that Lyft drivers will remain independent contractors although with some changes to…

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Lawsuit filed against XPO for misclassification of port drivers

From LandLine Magazine, Tyson Fisher reports on another lawsuit alleging truck drivers were improperly classified as independent contractors….

Map of California
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Revenooer Rants: Tax court reiterates employee/independent contractor distinction 

From the SierraSun, Jeff Quinn shares the details of one court case which concluded that the worker was…

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Posted in California

2016 Employment Law Update: A Review Of Recent Developments 

From JDSupra,  Hopkins & Carley offers their review of 2015 and recommendations for 2016.  They review a number of…

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Posted in Arbitration California

Arbitration: California truck drivers compelled to arbitrate wage claims

From HR.BLR.com, Michael Futterman and Jaime Touchstone discuss a recent case in which truck drivers were required…

18 wheeler at loading dock
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Port Truck Drivers Win Nearly \$7 Million in Stolen Wages from Carson-based Trucking Company

From the Long Beach Post, Asia Morris reports that the California Labor Commission ordered a payment of…

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Posted in California

CA Nurses were independent contractors 

WorkersCompensation.com shares a case in California from EmploymentLawAcademy.com in which the court found that nurses were independent contractors and not…

18 wheeler tanker
Posted in California Misclassification

Trucker Not Independent Contractor Despite Contract Language

From WorkersCompensation.com, EmploymentLawAcademy.com discusses a California case involving three parties, a complex contractual situation and a driver.  The court…

Map of California
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Worker Misclassification Risk in California? Top 10 Questions to Ask about Your Independent Contractors

From the National Law Reivew, Adam Siegel offers his recommendation for the top 10 questions to ask…

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Posted in California

Governor Brown Signs Bill Affording California Port Motor Carriers Amnesty to Reclassify Drivers Without Incurring Penalties

From Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith [website not available], Steven G. Gately and Jared M. Irmas report…

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California firm to pay $5 million for misclassifying workers

Staffing Industry Analysts report two cases in which workers were allegedly misclassified as independent contractors.  In the first…