SB 939 Alters The Terms of Commercial Leases

SB 939 alters the terms of commercial leases. California’s Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB 939 following a 5-1 vote on May 22, 2020. Democratic State Senators Scott Wieners and Lena Gonzales introduced Senate Bill 939 (SB 939) in response to…

COVID-19: California Resources

We are dedicating this post to COVID-19 information and resources. Our goal is to centralize key links so that businesses, landlords, employees and tenants can find actionable information quickly. If you need a legal consultation regarding navigating and coping with…

Independent Contractors Under Dynamex

Independent Contractors Under Dynamex

General Background The classification of an individual performing services for an operating company has long been an area of ambiguity and contention. Oftentimes, an employer may want to classify a new hire as an independent contractor. Oftentimes, an employee may…

California v. Starbucks

California v. Starbucks

The California Supreme Court recently ruled against Starbucks regarding its practice of not paying employees for alleged “de minimis” work performed after clocking out. Starbucks had a practice of having their employees perform certain administrative and clean up duties after…

Independent Contractors

Independent Contractors

It’s as Easy as A-B-C, right? Independent Contractors are always a point of tension.  Recently, the California Supreme Court adopted the “ABC” Test to determine distinguish between employees and independent contractors. The classification of an individual performing services for an…