Amazon Shift Managers

A federal court in California refused to certify a class of Amazon Level 4 shift managers who claim they were misclassified as exempt employees under state law and were not paid overtime. The plaintiff failed to show a class action would be manageable and did not meet his burden to show common issues would predominate over the class member’s individualized issue. 

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Uber, Postmates Challenge California Labor Law in Federal Court

Uber, Postmates and two independent contractors asked a federal court in California Monday to block a new state law that requires certain gig economy companies to classify workers as employees, making them eligible for minimum wage, overtime and other protections. 

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Gig-Economy Giants Will Back $90M Ballot Measure to Stop California Labor Bill

Gig economy giants on Thursday threatened to pour $90 million into a ballot measure to defeat a piece of California legislation that would classify their workers as employees entitled to minimum wage and overtime, rather than as independent contractors.

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