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

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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Judge Guts Key Arbitration Waiver in Nursing Home Workers’ Suit

Citing binding precedent, a federal judge tossed part of an arbitration agreement that required nursing home employees suing for unpaid wages to give up their right to seek civil penalties under the Private Attorneys General Act, a law that deputizes private citizens to enforce California’s strict labor codes. 

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