HK’s Derek Ishikawa provided perspective on AB5, the California State Assembly’s proposed rule governing so-called “gig workers” (independent contractors) to the San Francisco Chronicle in a September 5, 2019 article entitled “Some sectors warn that AB5 could hurt workers, raise prices” (subscription required). Supporters of AB5 include a strong Democratic majority, labor leaders, and Governor…

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On June 24, 2019, Glen Kraemer spoke at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Glen’s presentation, Shaping Hearts, Minds…and Corporate Cultures: Effective Prevention Training In The #MeToo Era, was reprised in the following article on SHRM’s website, and has been republished with permission. Treating the…

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Hirschfeld Kraemer’s Christine Helwick was quoted in the Daily Journal‘s July 9, 2019 article on the U.S. Women’s World Cup Soccer Team pay discrepancy, “World Cup win likely boosts women’s equal pay lawsuit” (subscription required). The U.S. Women’s National Team, which earned its fourth World Cup championship on Sunday, is alleging that the U.S. Soccer Federation…

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Dan Handman provided perspective on Uber and Lyft’s ongoing (and potentially business-gutting) independent contractor vs. employee issue to the Daily Journal in a July 3, 2019 article entitled “Uber, Lyft might ask unions to help block contractors law” (subscription required). At issue is an attempt by the ride-hailing giants to discover a loophole in Assembly…

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Hirschfeld Kraemer’s Christine Helwick was quoted in Corporate Counsel‘s May 31, 2019 article on the college admissions scandal. “Scandal on Campus: University admissions policies face fairness, credibility questions” notes that: “The massive criminal indictments filed in March against parents, testers, coaches and others sparked outrage across the country. They also opened the dark world of…

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