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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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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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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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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