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Federal Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules FedEx Drivers Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors, Under Both California's and...

Class actions were brought against FedEx in both California and Oregon by FedEx drivers contending they had been misclassified as independent contractors. (Alexander, et al. v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. and Slayman,...more

8/29/2014 - Class Action Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues FedEx Independent Contractors Misclassification Popular Right to Control

California Supreme Court Rules that Employers May Require Employees to Arbitrate Employment Disputes Rather Than Go to Court, Even...

On Monday, June 23, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in the closely watched case of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Logistics Inc. In a 4-3 opinion, the Court finally agreed that the Federal Arbitration...more

6/25/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act Iskanian

Skilled Laborers May Proceed In Class Action Lawsuit For Alleged Overtime And Meal And Rest Break Violations

A group of skilled laborers brought a class action lawsuit claiming that they had been wrongfully classified as independent contractors and denied overtime pay and meal and rest breaks. The court of appeal held that the...more

2/4/2013 - Appeals Class Action Class Certification Commonality Independent Contractors Misclassification Over-Time Rest and Meal Break Skilled Laborers Wage and Hour

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