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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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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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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