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…

African-American Branch Manager Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Terminix

African-American Branch Manager Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Terminix

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 62 Year Old, African-American Former Branch Manager Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Terminix, a Subsidiary of ServiceMaster:  Suit Highlights Wrongful Termination, Age Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Failure to Prevent Discrimination, Retaliation, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Negligent Infliction…

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) is practically a necessity for a business of any size in California.  Employment practices liability insurance can reduce the risks associated with employee lawsuits in California.  It is important to understand your employment practices liability…

California Leave Laws

California Leave Laws

California leave laws are complex. California leave laws are inter-related.   California leaves laws are always changing.  We receive calls all the time from our clients and potential clients asking what is the correct way to handle an employee who has…

FEHA Mediation and EEOC Mediation

FEHA Mediation and EEOC Mediation

FEHA Mediation and EEOC Mediation are options to consider when an ex-employee has filed a complaint directly with the agency.  You CAN have an attorney represent you at the FEHA Mediation (or EEOC Mediation), and we believe you should, as…

Puerto Rican American Employee files TIAA-CREF lawsuit

Puerto Rican American Employee files TIAA-CREF lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Puerto Rican American sues TIAA-CREF:  Suit Highlights Wrongful Termination, Race Discrimination, National Origin Discrimination, Harassment, Failure to Prevent Harassment, Retaliation, Retaliatory Discharge, Statutory Unfair Competition, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress at one…