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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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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Hirschfeld Kraemer’s Christine Helwick was quoted in the Daily Journal‘s July 9, 2019 article on the U.S. Women’s World Cup Soccer Team pay discrepancy, “World Cup win likely boosts women’s equal pay lawsuit” (subscription required). The U.S. Women’s National Team, which earned its fourth World Cup championship on Sunday, is alleging that the U.S. Soccer Federation…

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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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