Skip to Content

Featured News

Archives

9th Circ. Ruling May Stall Uber Driver Classification Suits

By September 13, 2016

By Linda Chiem Law360, New York (September 9, 2016, 6:02 PM ET) — The Ninth Circuit’s ruling that ex-Uber drivers suing the company over background checks must fight it out in individual arbitration, not the courts, deals a body blow to a host of high-profile wage-and-hour class actions where drivers …

Full Read

Uber Primed For Hard Fight After $100M Labor Deal Rejected

By August 31, 2016

By Linda Chiem A California federal judge’s rejection on Thursday of a proposed $100 million class action settlement for Uber drivers allegedly stiffed on tips and work expenses may discourage the ride-hailing giant from sweetening the deal, instead prompting it to aggressively step up its defense of its independent-contractor business …

Full Read

Avoid Legal Troubles in the Workplace, Part 2

By December 31, 2015

There are two simple ways to prevent unwanted legal claims from interrupting the fun: 1) limit alcohol consumption, and 2) have procedures in place to ensure office policies remain intact. For example, companies can choose to refrain from serving alcohol entirely, or offer drink tickets to regulate alcohol consumption by …

Full Read

Florida: Uber Drivers Are Contractors, Not Employees

By December 21, 2015

    Uber drivers in Florida will be considered independent contractors rather than employees, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity determined Thursday in a victory for the app-based ridesharing company. The order reverses an earlier state decision and marks Florida’s stance in a debate facing government agencies and courts across …

Full Read