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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.


California Passes New Law Making Contractors Jointly Liable for Their Subcontractors’ Failure to Pay Wages

USA - October 25 2017 On October 14, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1701, which will make general contractors liable for their subcontractors'...

Michael S. Kun.


Nike Prevails in California Bag Check Case

USA - October 2 2017 Because of concerns about employee theft, many employers have implemented practices whereby employees are screened before leaving work to ensure they...

Michael S. Kun.