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The Controversial ABC Test From Dynamex Is Codified In Law California’s Gig Economy Braces For Change

USA - September 18 2019 Today California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a landmark bill making it more difficult for companies to engage independent contractors. (See our...

Michael E. Brewer.

NLRB Holds Pretext Finding Standing Alone Insufficient

USA - August 12 2019 The NLRB recently determined that merely discrediting an employer’s justification for a union activist’s termination (a pretext finding) could be...

Douglas Darch.

Scratch That: The ABC Test Might Not Apply Retroactively

USA - July 29 2019 On July 22, 2019, a three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit withdrew its holding that Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Courtthe landmark...

Michael E. Brewer.

California Senate Committee Votes To Limit Independent Contractor Status

USA - July 24 2019 On July 10, 2019, the California Senate Labor Committee voted in favor of Assembly Bill (AB 5). As we previously reported (see HERE), AB 5 would make...

Michael E. Brewer.

High Times Ahead: New Laws Restrict Marijuana Drug Testing In Recruiting Hiring

USA - July 4 2019 Beginning in 2020, Nevada and New York City will restrict an employer’s ability to screen job applicants for marijuana use. As marijuana legalization...

Robin Samuel.