Employment Law Alerts

Court Rules Grubhub Driver Was Independent Contractor; What's the Impact for the Gig Economy?

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 1:59 PM

Topics: 2018, Wage and Hour, Independent Contractors and Gig Economy

In a long-awaited decision, a federal district court in California has ruled that a driver for food delivery app Grubhub was an independent contractor and not an employee under California law. While the ruling in Lawson v. Grubhub, Inc. is expected to have an impact on other “gig economy” companies that offer customers an opportunity to connect with goods or services through smartphone apps, the case is not the last word on worker classification.

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Top Employment Law Trends to Watch as 2017 Winds Down

Posted on September 18, 2017 at 5:35 AM

Topics: 2017, Legislative Developments, Equal Pay, Independent Contractors and Gig Economy

This year has brought a variety of new challenges and obligations for employers in California and across the nation. Now, as summer fades and the fourth quarter of the business year begins, employers should take stock of the following employment law trends as they wind down 2017 and prepare for the year ahead. 

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