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Uber, Lyft Drivers – Independent Contractors or Employees?

Los Angeles Uber and Lyft drivers – have you been improperly classified as independent contractors? Recently, the California Public Utilities Commission ruled that ride-sharing drivers with Uber and Lyft are employees under California’s AB5. AB5, which went into effect on January 1, 2020, makes it difficult for employers to classify workers as contractors rather than [...]

By |2020-07-09T14:26:02+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments

California Law Protects Whistleblowers

Workplace retaliation is illegal under California and federal law, but despite numerous laws prohibiting such behavior, it does occur in workplaces across the state. Indeed, California’s extensive protections for whistle-blowers extend beyond what many other states and the federal government provide.  California is considered to be a very employee-friendly state, perhaps the friendliest in the [...]

By |2020-06-17T18:49:29+00:00June 16th, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments

Racial Discrimination at Work

In California and across the country, demonstrations in support of racial equality are taking place. Men and women, young and old – individuals are coming together and peacefully protesting for the fair and equal treatment of people. If your employer is mistreating you or discriminating against you because of your skin color, you may be [...]

By |2020-06-08T17:04:18+00:00June 8th, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments

California Minimum Wage Violations

In the recent case of Frlekin v. Apple, Apple employees brought a putative wage-and-hour class action against Apple Inc., their employer, and sought compensation under California law for time spent waiting for and undergoing exit searches pursuant to Apple’s employee package and bag search policy. Time Spent Waiting Apple's "Employee Package and Bag Searches" policy [...]

By |2020-06-04T22:30:31+00:00June 1st, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments

COVID-19 and Employees Who Don’t Want to Return to Work

With Governor Newsom recently announcing that California is ready to enter the early stages of “reopening” the local economy, many employees have questions about what this means for them. If your employer is able to begin this soft opening, are you required to return to work? Do I Have to Return to Work? Generally speaking, [...]

By |2020-06-04T22:30:37+00:00June 1st, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments

Statute of Limitations for Employment Claims Extended Under COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt everyday life in California and across the country. Many California courts are, essentially, closed and injured individuals and wronged employees are left wondering how they will be able to access justice in the coming months. In light of this, California courts have issued orders attempting to respond to coronavius. [...]

By |2020-06-04T22:30:44+00:00June 1st, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments

Workplace Furloughs Amidst COVID-19

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, California employers are being forced to make challenging workforce decisions to deal with the significant economic impact and uncertainty we are currently facing. Millions of people across the state are finding themselves without a job, either temporarily or permanently. And with this significant change in their work status [...]

By |2020-06-04T22:30:50+00:00June 1st, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments

COVID-19 and Telecommuting

As the U.S. COVID-19 outbreak continues, many employers are continuing to consider about what steps they might need or want to take to manage the impact in their workplace, including increasing telework arrangements. Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), an employee qualifies for paid sick time if the employee is unable to work [...]

By |2020-06-04T22:30:55+00:00June 1st, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments

Force Majeure Clauses and COVID-19

With no end date to California’s Stay at Home Order and countless businesses shut down indefinitely, many Los Angeles businesses are facing contractual obligations that simply cannot be executed. Products cannot be delivered and services cannot be performed across several industries. From travel, to supply chain issues, to bars and restaurants, gyms and salons, there [...]

By |2020-06-04T22:31:06+00:00June 1st, 2020|Employment Law|0 Comments
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