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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The following article was originally published on Law360 on September 20, 2019. Reposted with permission. New NLRB Rule Would Block Grad Student Unions By Braden Campbell Law360 – The National Labor Relations Board on Friday released a proposed rule that would block college teaching and research assistants from forming unions by declaring they don’t qualify…

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Derek Ishikawa was quoted in a September 19, 2019 Daily Journal article entitled “As contract work reclassification bill is signed, legal challengers are prepared.” The Daily Journal article explores the expected legal fight over worker reclassification following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signing of A.B. 5. Many companies (such as Uber’s chief legal officer Tony West), are…

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