Category: California

Posted in California Massachusetts

Limits on independent contracting hurt employers and workers

From Commonwealth Magazine, Mike Hruby argues that the strict independent contractor laws in California and Massachusetts unnecessarily…

Posted in ABC California

California Attorney General’s Misclassification Suit Against Ride Share Companies Sets the Stage for a November Showdown 

From JDSupra, Michael Kun discusses the California Attorney General’s lawsuit against Lyft and Uber alleging that their…

Posted in California Massachusetts Misclassification

Uber settles with drivers for $20 million

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports on a settlement for $20 million between Uber and drivers in California…

Posted in California Freelancing

California Urges Independent Contractors to File for Unemployment to Find Out if they are Misclassified

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) urged independent contractors to file a claim for unemployment and EDD…

Posted in California

Independent Contractors In California May Have Limited Options To Apply For Unemployment Due To Coronavirus

From Capradio, Chris Nichols discusses the challenges facing independent contractors due to the spread of Covid-19. Chris…

Posted in ABC California

Voters Will Have Say Over California Misclassification Law Come November

From JDSupra, Richard Meneghello reports that the effort to amend California’s AB5 by a ballot measure has…

Posted in ABC California

California Legislature Scrambles to Amend AB 5, The Independent Contractor Disaster

From JDSupra, Kelly Scott reports on the numerous bills to amend California’s AB 5, the new law…

Posted in California

AB 5 and the out-of-state worker 

From The San Diego Tribune, Dan Eaton reports on a California Supreme Court case in which the…

Posted in Arbitration California

California Appeals Preliminary Injunction Against State Ban On Employment Arbitration Agreements

From JDSupra, Scott Jang and Samia Kirmani report that the state of California plans to appeal the…

Posted in California

How AB5 Has Changed The Employment Landscape

From Forbes, Michael Studenka discusses how AB5 has changed the employment landscape, offers terrific recommendations on next…

Posted in ABC California Misclassification

San Diego Closer to Win on Making Instacart Reclassify Workers

From Bloomberg Law, Carmen Castro-Pagan and Kathleen Dailey report that Instacart will probably have to reclassify its…

Posted in California

How Employers and Contractors Are Retaining Independence Under AB5 

From Small Business Trends, Nellie Akalp discusses setting up a corporation, LLC or partnership which can be…