Category: California

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In California, it’s always winter but never Christmas for Santa Claus

From USAToday, Kelsey Bolar discusses how California’s independent contractor law affects Stanta Clauses this year. Kelsey writes:…

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California Court of Appeal Rules That the FAAAA Does Not Preempt State’s Controversial Independent Contractor Test 

From JDSupra, Kevin Vozzo discusses a recent case in which the California Court of Appeals said that…

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California ABC Test Not FAAAA-Preempted

From JDSupra, Elisa Dun and David Kadue discuss a recent California case in which the court said…

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Tails Up shuts down: Owner cites daunting independent contractor regulations 

The Napa Valley Register reports that a pet sitting business closed because of the requirements of AB5,…

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AB 5 Update: Newspaper Carriers Secure (Another) One-Year Exception 

From JDSupra, Michael Lotito, James Paretti, Jr. and Bruce Sarchet report that newspaper carriers have an exception…

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California and San Francisco ballot measures raise important worker classification issues

From JDSupra, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP discuss two ballot measures – Proposition 22 which applies to all…

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“Yes” on Prop 22 in California Brings Relief to Rideshare and App Delivery Services; Legal Challenges Will Continue Under Federal and Other State Laws 

From JDSupra, Richhard Reibstein The results are in. Voters in California don’t want their rideshare and app-based…

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Passage of Proposition 22 Provides Independent Contractor Exemption for Uber, Lyft, and Other Online-Based Transportation Businesses

From JDSupra, Jack Schaedel  and Jamin Xu provide a terrific summary of Proposition 22 and its impact….

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What Uber, Lyft Prop 22 win means for future of all freelance work

From CNBC, Eric Rosenbaum discusses the implications of voters passing Proposition 22, the California ballot measure that…

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California Supreme Court To Hear Oral Arguments On Retroactive Application Of Dynamex

From JDSupra, Erika Barbara Pickles  reports that the California Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether Dynamex,…

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Attorney General Becerra: Our Courts Confirm, Uber and Lyft Are Trying to Evade the Law by Illegally Classifying Their Drivers as “Independent Contractors” 

Statement from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on the California appeals court decision saying that Uber and…

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CA Appeals Court Tells Uber and Lyft to Treat Drivers as Employees

From JDSupra, Michael Reif reports that a California appeals court affirmed the decision that Uber and Lyft…