Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP’s Dan Handman was quoted in a January 21, 2020 Wall Street Journal article entitled “Uber Tests Feature Allowing Some California Drivers to Set Fares.” Handman was asked whether Uber’s new policy strengthens one of the three requirements under A.B. 5 that Uber must meet in order to avoid reclassifying drivers as employees:…

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Dan Handman was quoted in an article entitled Truckers Could Be on Road to High Court in Classification Battle in the Bloomberg Law Daily Labor Report on January 13, 2020. The article discusses the employee vs. independent contractor issues posed by A.B. 5, which went into effect January 1, 2020, and industry efforts to overturn or…

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This November’s general election may see a proposed ballot measure exempting app-based rideshare and delivery drivers from California’s A.B. 5 — if the necessary threshhold for signatures can be met by June 25. A.B. 5, a sweeping new law which went into effect on January 1, codifies the “ABC” test for determining whether workers are…

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Dan Handman‘s comments to the Daily Journal appeared in an October 24, 2019 article entitled “New state laws signal arbitration scrutiny, legal experts say” (subscription required). As the article explains, California’s recently signed A.B. 51 prohibits employers from making arbitration agreements a condition of employment, while S.B. 707 imposes sanctions against parties who force arbitration…

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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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