Today, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared one of the final obstacles to class action waivers in arbitration agreements, casting aside what was likely the last major challenge to the popular provisions. Employers who do not use class action waivers would be well-served to reconsider that decision. In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Supreme Court…

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For the tenth consecutive year, Steve Hirschfeld has been named one of the 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys by Lawdragon. To read the entire article, click here.

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Felicia Reid was quoted in San Francisco Chronicle story about a recent ruling by the California Supreme Court which could shake up the gig economy. The story can be found below, and a link can be found here. Gig economy faces shakeup after California high court ruling By Carolyn Said Berkeley’s Aaron Powell may be…

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  Felicia Reid spoke with The Street about a case before the California Supreme Court which deals with whether employees should be compensated for small amounts of work done off the clock. The text of the story and a link can be found below. https://www.thestreet.com/investing/california-justices-focus-on-how-to-track-time-for-employees-in-starbucks-case-14575807 California Justices Focus on ‘Seconds, Not Minutes’ in Starbucks Labor…

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Yesterday, the California Supreme Court announced an extremely narrow, anti-business test for determining whether a worker is properly classified as an independent contractor. The new standard, set forth in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, is so stringent that workers rights’ advocates are predicting a sweeping re-classification of workers throughout the state. Though the…

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