On September 4, 2020, Governor Newsom signed A.B. 2257, follow-up legislation to A.B. 5, California’s landmark 2019 law that radically changed the state’s treatment of employees and independent contractors by…

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On Tuesday, August 11, a Superior Court judge in San Francisco ordered Uber and Lyft to reclassify its drivers from independent contractors to employees. For employee advocates, it was a ruling…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced employers and employment lawyers to brush up on the basics of unemployment law, legal terrain that in the past was largely foreign to them. Pre-COVID-19,…

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On December 18, 2019, Hirschfeld Kraemer attorneys Kirstin Muller, Alison Hamer, Benjamin Treger, and China Westfall presented a one-hour webinar, “California Employment Laws 2020: Your Survival Guide.” The webinar provided a comprehensive overview…

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On October 17, 2019, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP’s John Baum, Dan Handman, and Derek Ishikawa presented an informative 60-minute webinar about California’s new Independent Contractor Law, A.B. 5., passed on September…

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2019 California Legislative Update For Employers It’s been a busy session for the California Legislature, passing multiple employment-related bills that Governor Newsom has signed or that are awaiting his signature….

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On September 11, 2019, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 5, a landmark employment bill that largely codifies the state Supreme Court’s decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court,…

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In its recently issued decision in SuperShuttle DFW, Inc. and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1338, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed course on the test it uses to determine…

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WHAT TO EXPECT IN CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR 2019 In many ways, 2018 was a bellwether year for California employment law, seeing major changes in the laws pertaining to sexual…

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TOP 10 EMPLOYMENT LAW DEVELOPMENTS OF 2018: NUMBER 1 – DYNAMEX TURNS THE WORLD OF INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR LAW UPSIDE DOWN To be honest, there was no contest for the top…

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