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California Supreme Court’s Clarification of De Minimis Doctrine Leaves Many Questions Unanswered - and Does Little to Ease Plaintiffs’ Path to Class Certification

USA - July 30 2018 On July 26, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Troester v. Starbucks Corporation, ostensibly clarifying the...

Michael S. Kun.


The Ninth Circuit Concludes That the Terms of Taco Bell’s On-Premises Meal Periods Comply with California Meal Period Laws

USA - July 23 2018 On July 18, 2018, the Ninth Circuit issued a published opinion in Rodriguez v. Taco Bell Corp., approving Taco Bell’s on-premises meal periods for...

Michael S. Kun.


California Supreme Court Adopts “ABC Test” for Independent Contractors

USA - May 1 2018 On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, clarifying the...

Michael S. Kun.


Federal Court Concludes That 7-Eleven Franchisees Are Not Employees of 7-Eleven

USA - April 11 2018 In November 2017, four convenience store franchisees brought suit in federal court against 7-Eleven, Inc., alleging that they and all other...


Labor Issues in the Gig Economy: Federal Court Concludes That GrubHub Delivery Drivers are Independent Contractors under California Law

USA - February 13 2018 Recently, a number of proposed class and collective action lawsuits have been filed on behalf of so-called “gig economy” workers, alleging that such...

Adam S. Forman.