Trucking company files lawsuit challenging recent California ruling concerning independent contractors

Los Angeles employment misclassification lawyer

The Western States Trucking Association filed a recent lawsuit in federal court. This suit comes shortly after the California’s Supreme Court decision in Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County that held that most transportation drivers should be classified as employees. The landmark ruling from the state’s top court requires […]

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California Supreme Court ruling could have monumental impact on workers in gig economy

California Supreme Court ruling could have monumental impact on workers in gig economy

California’s top court issued a decision on April 30 making it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. The unanimous ruling replaced the previous test for setting employment status, which largely considered the control a company had over a worker, like where and when work was done. In recent years, […]

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Taxi company settles citation for employee misclassification and failing to provide workers’ compensation

Employee Misclassification

A Santa Rosa, California, taxi company was held accountable for misclassifying its 30 drivers as independent contractors and refusing to provide them with worker’s compensation insurance coverage, is now settling its $522,300 citation. In October 2016, a Sonoma County Superior Court judge issued the A-C Transportation a Stop Order judgement for the company’s refusal to […]

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Top 5 employee wage abuses

Employee Wage Abuse

With so many unique job roles and employment practices in businesses, it can be difficult to discern whether some payment protocols adhere to state and/or federal law. Wage abuse is a common occurrence in the workplace, and employers and workers would benefit from understanding some of the common situations in which intentional or unintentional wage […]

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