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Uber Tries to “Lyft” Itself Out of Two Independent Contractor Misclassification Lawsuits By Settling for Up To $100 Million - But Will The Settlement Withstand Judicial Scrutiny?
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

Only two weeks after a federal court judge in California rejected a proposed $12.25 million independent contractor misclassification settlement


Punitive Damages Only Mostly Dead Under General Maritime Law
  • King Krebs & Jurgens PLLC
  • USA
  • March 23 2016

Following the Fifth Circuit's opinion in McBride v. Estis Well Service, 768 F.3d 382, 391 (5th Cir. 2014), we reported that punitive damages had


Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! Preventing the Application of the Section 20(a) Presumption with Surveillance
  • King Krebs & Jurgens PLLC
  • USA
  • April 19 2016

The recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Bis Salamis, Inc. v. Director, OWCP (Joseph Meeks), No. 15-60148 (March 17


You must be sober for more than a week to keep your truck driving job
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2015

If a commercial driver is diagnosed with chronic alcoholism, can his employer terminate him a week later because his diagnosis excludes him from


Corporation did not violate ADA by terminating employment of commercial truck driver for alcoholism
  • Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
  • USA
  • July 10 2014

Sakari Jarvela worked as a commercial truck driver for Crete Carrier Corporation from November 2003 until April 2010. At some point, Jarvela


California update employment law
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2012

We have previously written about many of the new employment laws that took effect earlier this year


OSHA’s Long-Awaited Silica Rule Faces Uncertain Future
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • April 12 2016

More than 20 contentious years in the making, a comprehensive new silica rule, released in March by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Strategies to minimize joint employer liability post Browning-Ferris
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • September 16 2015

Outsourcing and using temporary workers has once again become riskier in the U.S. Joint employer liability is fast becoming the prevailing trend to


Do You Have a Hands-Free Cell Phone Policy Yet?
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • March 30 2016

Cell phones and multitasking is a way of life for most employees. In 2014, New Mexico issued a statewide "distracted-driving" ban which prohibits


Questions About Delivery Drivers’ EmployeeIndependent Contractor Status Preclude Commonality and Predominance Findings
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • March 29 2016

A New Jersey district court denied certification of a putative class of furniture delivery drivers and helpers employed by various transportation