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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This November’s general election may see a proposed ballot measure exempting app-based rideshare and delivery drivers from California’s A.B. 5 — if the necessary threshhold for signatures can be met by June 25. A.B. 5, a sweeping new law which went into effect on January 1, codifies the “ABC” test for determining whether workers are…

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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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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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