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THE ABCs, SO TO SPEAK, OF DYNAMEX: AB 5

In the employment law field, everyone’s talking about Assembly Bill 5, the new law that’s supposed to address all the confusion about who is and who isn’t an independent contractor. You remember how in April 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its ruling in the...

BYE-BYE, 1099 WORKERS

As you’ll recall, Charles Lee, the guy who worked for Dynamex for fifteen days (yes, just 15 days), set the employment world on its head. Because of his lawsuit, it suddenly became much more difficult in California to justify classifying a worker as an independent...

BRAVE NEW WORLD FOR EMPLOYERS

As you might recall from my last column, Charles Lee, that 15-day wonder from Dynamex (the document-delivery service company), sued Dynamex, challenging that he should have been considered an employee rather than an independent contractor, contrary to the agreement...

COURT SLAMS DOOR ON NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS

George worked for Nerds Alot, a headhunting outfit that provided high-tech companies with programmers and other worker bees that kept both the websites and their internal networks clicking along smoothly. George found those programmers and then placed them with Nerds...

MILLENNIAL WORKPLACE WOW IN THE GIG ECONOMY

Your kid just graduated from a prestigious four-year college that, at $50,000-a-year seemed high, but, hey, you love your kid, so you want the best, right? Fortunately, he or she studied something practical that will lead to gainful employment, like history or social...