Gig Economy

A class action in superior court claims Carlsbad United FC dba LA Galaxy San Diego hires coaches for youth soccer clubs, “willfully misclassifies” them as independent contractors to duck expenses such as payroll taxes, and fired at least one of them for doing independent training and coaching, in violation of the California Labor Code.

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Soccer Fan Scores One in Quest for Banned License Plate

California denied a professor’s request to stamp “COYW” – “Come On You Whites” – on his license plate to honor his favorite English soccer club, saying the phrase violated “good taste and decency.” On Thursday, a federal judge said the Golden State must face claims the denial violated free speech protections.

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