Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP’s Derek Ishikawa was quoted in a March 20, 2020 Daily Journal article entitled “As virus worsens, gig workers want AB 5 employee law enforced.” The articles notes that the virus has severely impacted gig economy workers, who want state lawmakers to aggressively enforce A.B. 5 in order to help them deal with…

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Christine Helwick was interviewed Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by WHDH-TV Boston about university campus closings in Massachusetts in response to the coronavirus. The segment is entitled “Which Mass. colleges are shutting down amid coronavirus outbreak?” and reports, following the Massachusetts governor declaring a state of emergency, Harvard, M.I.T., Tufts, and many other colleges and universities…

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Practice Areas: Higher Education Law

Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP’s Christine Helwick was quoted in a March 3, 2020 article on Inside Higher Ed entitled “CDC to Colleges: ‘Consider’ Canceling Exchange Programs.” The article notes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance regarding student foreign exchange programs is somewhat ambiguous. CDC says colleges should “consider” canceling upcoming student foreign…

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Practice Areas: Higher Education Law

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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John Baum was once again asked for input from the San Francisco Chronicle in its February 11, 2020 article entitled “Uber, wary of AB5, is giving California drivers more freedom. Its tactics may  not work.” The article states that Uber is attempting to avoid having its drivers reclassified as employees under A.B. 5 by, among…

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