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9th Circuit Lifts Stay on Labor Law that Classifies Truck Drivers as Employees

A federal appellate court on Wednesday reversed a ruling that prevented California from enforcing a new labor law that trucking companies contend will force them to discontinue the use of independent owner-operators and classify all drivers as employees. In a …

Uber, Gig Economy Companies See California Win as National Model

Gig economy companies want to turn California voters’ decision to make ride-service drivers contractors into a model for the nation, as several states consider requiring drivers from Uber, Lyft and rival services be treated as employees with higher compensation. Voters …

California Appeals Court Hears Arguments in Uber, Lyft Gig Worker Lawsuit

A California appeals court on Tuesday listened to arguments by lawyers for Uber Technologies Inc , Lyft Inc and the state of California about whether the state can recognize their drivers as employees with the right to minimum wage, overtime …

McDonald’s to Pay $26M To Settle California Wage Lawsuit

McDonald’s Corp agreed to pay $26 million to settle a nearly seven-year-old lawsuit accusing the fast food chain of underpaying U.S. staff at its corporate-owned restaurants in California. The preliminary settlement resolves claims that the company used a timekeeping system …

McDonald’s Revamps Its Harassment Policy

McDonald’s Corp., in the face of criticism for its handling of harassment complaints, says it’s training workers to deal with the issue and is starting a hotline for victims. In a letter responding to an inquiry from U.S. Senator Tammy …

Uber’s Arbitration Addiction Could Be Death by 60,000 Cuts

For Uber Technologies Inc., using legal arbitration to deal with driver compensation complaints — over anything from pay to overtime to mileage reimbursement — seemed like the smart play: it would preclude costly class-action litigation, it was private, and few …

Rehab Patients’ Unpaid Work for Big Companies Likely Illegal

A nationally renowned drug rehab program in Texas and Louisiana has sent patients struggling with addiction to work for free for some of the biggest companies in America, likely in violation of federal labor law. The Cenikor Foundation has dispatched …

Calif. Independent Contractor Law May Be Liability for Agents, Brokers

A new California labor law designed to punish employers for misclassifying workers has broad legal language that can possibly impact insurance agents and brokers who knowingly advise clients on employee classifications to the tune of thousands of dollars per misclassified …

Wave of Lawsuits Hits California Retail Stores

Retail store operators may want to sit down for this one — if they can find a chair. Nearly every national chain is under legal attack in California for failing to provide “suitable seating” for cashiers and other employees who …