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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Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP’s Derek Ishikawa was quoted in a February 11, 2020 Daily Journal article entitled “Uber, Postmates are denied an injunction of gig worker law.” The article notes that on Monday, February 10, 2020, a federal judge formally denied Uber and Postmates’ motion to block A.B. 5, the law that aims to crack down…

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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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