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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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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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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Benjamin Treger‘s article, “Employee Arbitration Pact Pointers From Calif. Courts,” appeared on Law360.com May 8, 2019. Excerpt below: Those following the evolution of arbitration law in the employment setting have no doubt felt a distinct change in the winds this past year. Though reasonable minds may disagree as to whether these developments reflect sound or…

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Daniel Handman was quoted in a Sept. 25, 2018 article in the San Francisco Chronicle entitled “Uber sees legal win in appeal of case over drivers’ status.” On Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of Uber in O’Connor v. Uber, a case originally filed in 2013 in which…

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