Derek Ishikawa was quoted in a June 8, 2020 Daily Journal article entitled “Employers’ injury and illness records must be released.” The article discusses a federal ruling wherein the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is now compelled to release certain employers’ injury and illness records, allowing much greater access to these documents under Freedom of…

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Chambers & Partners has recognized Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP and its two managing partners, Steve Hirschfeld and Glen Kraemer, in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA. And Best Lawyers has named Steve Hirschfeld its “2020 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law – San Francisco.” CHAMBERS Each year Chambers & Partners identifies the best law firms…

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Derek Ishikawa was quoted in an April 29, 2020 Daily Journal article entitled “Pandemic unemployment aid intensifies debate over classifying gig workers.” The ongoing debate to determine whether gig workers are independent contractors or employees has taken on added urgency since the pandemic. Gig economy companies do not pay into the state unemployment insurance fund…

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Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP’s Derek Ishikawa was quoted in a March 20, 2020 Daily Journal article entitled “As virus worsens, gig workers want AB 5 employee law enforced.” The articles notes that the virus has severely impacted gig economy workers, who want state lawmakers to aggressively enforce A.B. 5 in order to help them deal with…

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Christine Helwick was interviewed Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by WHDH-TV Boston about university campus closings in Massachusetts in response to the coronavirus. The segment is entitled “Which Mass. colleges are shutting down amid coronavirus outbreak?” and reports, following the Massachusetts governor declaring a state of emergency, Harvard, M.I.T., Tufts, and many other colleges and universities…

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