Apple could be held liable for $60 million in backpay for having employees be searched on their own time after they clock out. Up to 12,000 Apple retail workers in California are seeking compensation in Frlekin v. Apple, Inc., a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit seeks money for uncompensated time spent waiting for exit searches [...]
In the lead up to the historic November 3, 2020 election, Uber, Lyft and other gig economy companies poured more than $200,000,000 into the campaign to pass Proposition 22 in California. The opposition labor and union groups spent nearly $20,000,000 fighting Proposition 22. Proposition 22 passed by a margin of 58% vs. 42%. Proposition 22 [...]
Is Uber And Lyft’s Fight To Keep Their Drivers As Independent Contractors, About Caring For The Drivers Or Reducing Taxes?
Growth in technology, the desire for flexible lifestyles, and the goal of reducing work-related stress have contributed to the rise of what is commonly known as the “gig economy,” in which individuals perform freelance, contract or temporary jobs. As much as a third of the working population is already participating in the workforce in this [...]
Families First Coronavirus Response Act and New Department of Labor Regulations On March 18, 2020 the federal government enacted the FFCRA in an ongoing effort to respond to challenges employers face due to the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. On April 1, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor issued regulations to [...]
The new federal overtime rules, the misclassification of employees, and recordkeeping are among the top five wage and hour risks employers in California face, according to California attorney Marc Jacuzzi of the law firm Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, PC. Overtime Risks In a recent session at BLR’s California Employment Law Update (CELU) in Costa [...]