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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Hirschfeld Kraemer’s John Baum was quoted in the January 13, 2020 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle in an article entitled “How AB5 affects gig rivals: One gets more business, one exits California.” The article profiles two gig companies, BlueCrew and Wonolo, whose business models involve connecting workers to blue-collar jobs. As stated in the…

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Hirschfeld Kraemer’s Christine Helwick was quoted in an October 30, 2019 article in Corporate Counsel entitled “General Counsel, Student Athletes Await Regulatory Details on College Endorsement Deals” (subscription required). The article discusses the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)’s October 29 announcement that it will “permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the…

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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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