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Even After Passage of Proposition 22, California Supreme Court Refuses to Review Order Enjoining Certain Businesses from Classifying Rideshare Drivers as Independent Contractors

USA - February 18 2021 In November 2020, California voters approved Proposition 22, removing businesses that operate on-demand rideshare and food delivery platforms from…

2021 Minimum Wage Increases Set to Take Effect

USA - December 18 2020 Many employers may be eager to put 2020 in the rearview mirror. But before ringing in the New Year, employers should carefully evaluate whether they…

Alison E. Gabay, Adriana S. Kosovych

Ninth Circuit Allows Arbitrator to Rule on Postmates’ Challenge to Mass Arbitration Tactics

USA - October 5 2020 In response to the increased use and enforcement of class and collective action waivers, plaintiffs’ attorneys are now relying on a new strategy to…

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Rule for Distinguishing Independent Contractors from Employees Under the FLSA

USA - October 1 2020 On September 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its highly anticipated proposed rule for distinguishing independent contractors…

Jeffrey H. Ruzal

Time Is Money: A Quick Wage-Hour Tip on … Ensuring You Don’t Inadvertently Convert Mandatory Charges into Gratuities for Staff

USA - September 29 2020 Many employers may—understandably—view gratuities as discretionary payments that customers leave in exchange for superior service. After all, federal…