Michael Newman

Michael Newman

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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New California Law Imposes Liability On Companies Where Labor Contractors Fail To Pay Wages Or Provide Workers’ Compensation...

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1897 (D-Hernandez), which imposes liability on companies who use subcontracted temporary labor if the temp company fails to pay wages or...more

9/30/2014 - Employer Liability Issues New Legislation Staffing Agencies Subcontractors Wage and Hour

Strippers’ Suit Alleges They Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors

In a purported class action, Jessica Mason et al. v. Fantasy LLC et al., five adult dancers have sued the Fantasy Gentlemen’s Club in Colorado federal court for misclassifying them as independent contractors, alleging they...more

9/4/2013 - Class Action Employee Benefits Full-Time Employees Independent Contractors Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

Denial Of Class Certification As To Alleged Wage And Hour Violations Affirmed by Court of Appeal

In Daily v. Sears, the Fourth Appellate District, Division One, affirmed the trial court's granting of the defendant's motion to preclude class certification....more

3/26/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Wage and Hour

Why Employers Need To Keep Adequate Records

Here is a pattern that tends to repeat itself often in employment litigation. A disgruntled employee sues an employer for discrimination, harassment, or wrongful termination. A lawsuit is filed. And then, the attorney who...more

2/13/2013 - Attorney's Fees Burden of Proof Discrimination Harassment Recordkeeping Requirements Termination Wage and Hour

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