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Washington State's New Rideshare Law

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Governor Jay Inslee signed ESHB 2076 into law on March 31, 2022, making Washington the first state to require minimum per-trip payments, paid sick leave, and workers’ compensation benefits for rideshare drivers. The law also...more

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Washington’s New Law Presents Sweeping Changes to Gig Economy

With the groundbreaking enactment of a new law relating to certain transportation network companies, rideshare drivers in Washington State will soon enjoy various benefits typically associated with employee status while...more

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The Top 18 Workplace Law Stories from March 2022

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It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes for the past few years—and this past month...more

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Washington State Rideshare Businesses Achieve Historic Compromise to Guarantee Wages in Exchange for Contractor Status

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In a groundbreaking move that gig economy companies hope to be mimicked across the country, Washington just enacted a new state law that guarantees minimum per-trip pay rates, paid sick leave, and workers’ compensation...more

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New Washington Labor Protections for Rideshare Drivers

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Drivers for rideshare companies that connect drivers and users through smartphones or a digital network in Washington have new labor protections under legislation passed by the Washington legislature. HB 2076 creates new...more

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What Companies Can Learn From an ERISA Case Alleging Independent Contract Misclassification: February 2022 IC Legal News Update

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This past month, the most notable lawsuit alleging independent contractor misclassification was an ERISA claim. ERISA lawsuits by workers alleging independent contractor misclassification can potentially expose companies to...more

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Experimental Air Taxi Crashes in California

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On February 16, 2022, Joby Aviation, a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, reported that one of its prototype experimental unmanned aerial taxis crashed in flight in...more

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What Will 2022 Bring for the Gig Economy?

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As gig economy businesses – and other employers that implement gig-like workforce models – gear up for a new year, it’s natural to look ahead and begin to set expectations for what the road ahead might bring. We’ve scoured...more

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New Year’s Eve Brings New Risks for Rideshare Drivers

Taking an Uber or Lyft home from the bar, club, or party on New Year’s Eve is a smart and responsible decision when a person has been drinking. However, for rideshare drivers themselves, the last night of the year can hold a...more

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Nonparties to PAGA Action Have No Grounds to Intervene or Challenge Judgment

On September 30, 2021, the California Court of Appeal (Second District) issued its decision in Turrieta v. Lyft, Inc., Case No. B304701, which limits the ability of nonparty “aggrieved employees” to challenge a Private...more

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Ninth Circuit Holds that the Dynamex ABC Test Applies Retroactively, But Not Prop. 22

On September 20, 2021, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed Grubhub, Inc.’s lower court victory in a class action case involving the alleged misclassification of a former driver. The driver claimed he was...more

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The Top 18 Workplace Law Stories from August 2021

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It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes for the past few years—and this past month...more

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Judge Strikes Down California’s Prop 22 – Will Gig Companies Need to Classify App-Based Drivers as Employees?

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In an unexpected blow to gig economy companies in California, a state court judge just reversed the will of voters and overturned the law created by ballot measure that ensured that app-based rideshare and delivery drivers...more

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Nota Bene Episode 137: Asia Q3 Check In: Vaccine Rollouts and China’s Capital Markets with Paul Kim

As Asia’s economies attempt to recover from the grip of COVID-19, they face added obstacles brought on by slow vaccine rollouts and new pandemic restrictions. We’re exploring the latest economic and regulatory developments in...more

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California Air and Climate Vol 19: New Indirect Source Rule for Warehouses in Southern California; CARB Adopts Clean Miles...

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South Coast Air Quality Management District Adopts Indirect Source Rule for Warehouses - Earlier this month, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) adopted Rule 2305 or the Warehouse Indirect Source Rule...more

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Uber and Lyft Drivers Hurt in Rideshare Accidents

You May Have a Claim for Compensation - When what was supposed to be just another ride assignment instead turns into a devastating collision, rideshare drivers have a lot on the line. Whether driving for Uber, Lyft, or...more

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Independent Contractor Handshake in New York: New Bills Would Establish a Form of “Sectoral” Bargaining for Selected Gig Economy...

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A set of bills being finalized by the New York State legislature would, if enacted, dramatically alter the landscape of laws affecting independent contractor drivers who provide services to customers of ride-sharing...more

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Ride-Sharing Industry Prevails, While Trucking Industry has More Legal Work to do: April 2021 News Update

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April 2021 was a meaningful month for two industries that are hardly strangers to lawsuits involving the status of workers as independent contractors. A federal district court in the District of Columbia issued an extremely...more

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Biden DOL Officially Withdraws Trump Administration Independent Contractor Rule

On January 7, the outgoing Trump Administration published regulations that set forth new, more “business-friendly” standards for determining whether a worker was an independent contractor or an employee. The regulations were...more

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Connecticut’s Proposed Worker Bargaining Law Would Transform Gig Economy As We Know It

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A unique legislative proposal pending in Connecticut would upend the way that gig economy businesses interact with their workers – and has drawn both strong support and vocal dissent from the very group of individuals it is...more

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DOL Retracts Opinion Finding Virtual Marketplace Workers Independent Contractors

Classifying “gig” workers as independent contractors, rather than employees, continues to be a risky business. While things were looking like they were heading in a different direction for a while (e.g. in 2017 and 2020),...more

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Even After Passage of Proposition 22, California Supreme Court Refuses to Review Order Enjoining Certain Businesses from...

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In November 2020, California voters approved Proposition 22, removing businesses that operate on-demand rideshare and food delivery platforms from the scope of AB 5, California’s controversial independent contractor law.  But...more

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Uber/Lyft Drivers Win Latest Round in California

The California Supreme Court has denied a petition for writ of mandate filed by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The SEIU, which was hoping to unionize Uber and Lyft drivers in the wake of AB 5, argued that...more

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California Supreme Court Denies Petition To Toss Proposition 22

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The California Supreme Court just declined to take up the petition filed by a group of app-based rideshare and delivery drivers to hold as unconstitutional the voter-approved ballot measure that ensured that app-based...more

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Class Action Trends Report Winter 2021

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Last year presented many challenges, and 2021 offers a fresh start. In this issue of the Class Actions Trends Report we review the most significant developments of 2020 and take a look forward to what a new year and a new...more

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