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Category: Labor & Employment Blog

Sep 1, 2016

Increased Misclassification Litigation Stresses Importance Of Proper Worker Classification

By: Storrs Downey & Maital Savin With an increasing number of misclassification suits filed against high profile companies such as Uber and FedEx, many businesses are concerned that they will be the next to make headlines. Every business that uses independent contractors has potential exposure for worker misclassification litigation. Worker […]

Aug 12, 2016

Employers Beware: Provide Reasonable Accommodations To Employees Who Have Caregiving Responsibilities Or Face Costly FRD Claims

By: Jim McConkey, Of Counsel A recent study conducted by the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law provides eye-opening statistics of which employers in all industries should be aware. The study, “Caregivers in the Workplace: Family Responsibilities Discrimination Litigation Update 2016,” details […]

Jun 6, 2016

Uber’s Legal Battle Over Drivers Continues

By: Maital Savin, Associate Last month, Uber settled two class action lawsuits with its drivers in California and Massachusetts for $100 million, allowing Uber to continue treating those drivers as independent contractors. Of course, the settlement left the million-dollar-question (or more accurately, the billion-dollar-question) of whether its drivers are employees or […]

May 6, 2016

DOL Issues Joint Employer Guidance

By: Maital Savin, Associate On 1/20/16, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). This new guidance aggressively expanded the definition of employment to include arrangements that employers may not […]

Apr 1, 2016

Recent Seventh Circuit Decisions Helpful To Employers Defending Against ADA Claims

By: Maital Savin, Associate Two recent Seventh Circuit decisions could be very helpful to employers defending against disability discrimination and accommodation claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA prohibits employment disability discrimination and requires employers to attempt to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. Although the 2008 […]

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