Dan Handman was quoted in a September 13, 2018 article in the Daily Journal entitled “Uber accused of misclassification by competitor in novel legal move.” A limousine company has filed suit in the Northern District of California, claiming that Uber’s practice of classifying its drivers as independent contractors, rather than employees, creates a significant competitive advantage…

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Christine Helwick was quoted in a September 5, 2018 article in Corporate Counsel entitled “Proposed Title IX Rules May Bring Clarity to GCs, Help to Defendants.” University general counsel may soon see clearer guidelines from the U.S. Department of Education vis-a-vis sexual misconduct matters. As reported last week by the New York Times, Education Secretary Betsy…

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The following article was originally published on Law360.com, August 2, 2018. Posted with permission.   Expert Analysis: Gap Between Calif. And Federal Wage And Hour Law Grows   by Kirstin Muller Law360, August 2, 2018, 1:41 PM PDT California employers have long relied on the Fair Labor Standards Act’s de minimis rule as a defense to…

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Practice Areas: Wage & Hour Counseling

National Law Journal reporter Erin Mulvaney recently asked Steve Hirschfeld what he thought about Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. While Kavanaugh’s decisions to date have been pro-employer when it comes to labor & employment litigation, Steve notes, “There’s a myth out there that if you are on the management side, that you…

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Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP is proud to congratulate partner Natasha Baker, who was recently awarded the “First Decade Award” by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). This award recognizes a member representative who has made a significantly innovative contribution to NACUA or provided outstanding service to the Association and to the practice of…

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