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California employers brace for class action lawsuits over BYOD expense reimbursement

California employers brace for class action lawsuits over BYOD expense reimbursement | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
Here they come--employee class action lawsuits against California employers demanding reimbursement for BYOD expenses.
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Uber and Lyft drivers' class-action lawsuits will go to jury trials

Uber and Lyft drivers' class-action lawsuits will go to jury trials | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
Two separate class-action lawsuits against ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft will go to trial before juries after the companies failed to convince Federal judges on Wednesday that drivers who work for them should be considered contractors instead of employees.
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New year, new laws: compliance challenges U.S. employers face in 2015 | Lexology

New year, new laws: compliance challenges U.S. employers face in 2015 | Lexology | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
Although this year's labor- and employment-related legislative activity was down slightly from that of 2013 - in part due to congressional gridlock -…
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AccuSure CEO counsels Employers with 1099 Contractors on Preparing for Workers Comp Claims - California Newswire

AccuSure CEO counsels Employers with 1099 Contractors on Preparing for Workers Comp Claims - California Newswire | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- We are all looking to operate as lean as possible and many employers turn to 1099 employees to reduce tax and insurance burden, says Jamie Reid, CEO of AccuSure. But a big question remains: if they file a work comp claim, would it be covered? Can the insurance company charge premium on a work comp audit? These are important for employers to know., by Christopher Simmons
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Sony Hack: First Lawsuit Filed Against Company by Ex-Employees

Sony Hack: First Lawsuit Filed Against Company by Ex-Employees | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
Sony Pictures Entertainment will now be forced to defend the security measures it took in advance of the hack thanks to a lawsuit that was filed in California federal court on Monday.
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Hidden devices scrutinize employees

Hidden devices scrutinize employees | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
Employers are rushing to embrace the Internet of Things, with its array of smart gadgets, to keep watch on their workers.
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Wage Watch: Study finds 'alarming' wage violations by employers in two states - Fortune

Wage Watch: Study finds 'alarming' wage violations by employers in two states - Fortune | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
The Labor Department looked at how many workers earn at least the minimum wage. The results weren't pretty. That and other news from the world of worker pay.
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Calif. Law Is Cause For Caution Among 'Client Employers' - Law360

Calif. Law Is Cause For Caution Among 'Client Employers' - Law360 | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it

AB 1897 will make it easier for California workers to pursue claims against "client employers" and their "labor contractors" because they will not need to litigate the fact-specific inquiry of employer control and it will no longer be necessary to evaluate the degree of supervision exercised by the client employer, thereby eliminating one obstacle to class certification...

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Southern California is hotbed for wage theft in garment industry

Southern California is hotbed for wage theft in garment industry | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
At P & Young Apparel Inc. in the Los Angeles garment district, the clock keeping tabs on sewing workers' hours was regularly unplugged.
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California Governor Brown Signs AB 1897 Meaning Greater Liability For Employers Who Use Labor Contractors | The National Law Review

California Governor Brown Signs AB 1897 Meaning Greater Liability For Employers Who Use Labor Contractors | The National Law Review | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
On September 28, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown announced the signing of Assembly Bill 1897, which amends Labor Code section 2810 by creating a new Labor Code section 2810.3.
The new law targets businesse
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Condé Nast Agrees to $5.8M Settlement in Class-Action Suit Over Intern Pay

Condé Nast Agrees to $5.8M Settlement in Class-Action Suit Over Intern Pay | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
Condé Nast agreed on Thursday to pay $5.8 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by thousands of former interns at the publisher who said they we
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Nurses strike is part of larger labor push

Nurses strike is part of larger labor push | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
The strike this week by 18,000 California nurses at Kaiser Permanente hospitals, including three Sacramento-area facilities, is part of a larger movement to unionize nurses and improve working conditions nationwide, one expert said.
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Viacom to pay $7.21 mln to end wage lawsuit by thousands of interns

Viacom to pay $7.21 mln to end wage lawsuit by thousands of interns | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, March 12 (Reuters) - Viacom Inc agreed topay $7.21 million to settle a class-action lawsuit by thousandsof former interns who said the owner of Comedy Central, MTV andNickelodeon did not pay
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Labor secretary says new overtime rules coming soon

Labor secretary says new overtime rules coming soon | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Tom Perez told Congress on Wednesday that his agency is still working on President Barack Obama's directive a year ago that the department come up with new rules to make more workers eligible for overtime pay for...
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Unions will push $15 minimum wage in Sacramento, Davis

Unions will push $15 minimum wage in Sacramento, Davis | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
Local labor leaders say they will ask voters in Sacramento and Davis to approve a minimum hourly wage of $15 in 2016.
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Former Sony employees mulling class action lawsuit over personal data leak

Former Sony employees mulling class action lawsuit over personal data leak | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
The Sony hacking nightmare is getting darker by the day – with the fallout expected to continue for some time.
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Lockheed Settles 401(K) Lawsuit: Business of Law

Lockheed Martin Corp. agreed to settle a $1.3 billion lawsuit over claims the defense contractor shortchanged the 120,000 workers and retirees who participate in its pension plans as a trial was set to begin this week.
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Apple to face labor related class-action suit after court denies motion to dismiss

Apple to face labor related class-action suit after court denies motion to dismiss | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
A three-judge panel in California's Superior Court recently denied Apple's appeal to throw out a class-action lawsuit lodged by current and former employees who claim the company's treatment of workers violate state labor codes.
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41-year-old, terminated employee sues Zillow for alleged ageism - CNET

41-year-old, terminated employee sues Zillow for alleged ageism - CNET | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
The former employee claims she was wrongfully terminated because of her age and hospitalization following a car accident. Hers is among a growing number of suits filed this year by former Zillow workers.
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Calif. Law Is Cause For Caution Among 'Client Employers' - Law360

Calif. Law Is Cause For Caution Among 'Client Employers' - Law360 | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it

AB 1897 will make it easier for California workers to pursue claims against "client employers" and their "labor contractors" because they will not need to litigate the fact-specific inquiry of employer control and it will no longer be necessary to evaluate the degree of supervision exercised by the client employer, thereby eliminating one obstacle to class certification...

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California Labor Laws Like the Wild West for Limo Drivers

California Labor Laws Like the Wild West for Limo Drivers | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
Napa, CA: Jo, a limousine driver, is correct in filing a California labor law complaint against his former employer. In fact, the limo company has violated a...
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Google contractor accuses company of pay, overtime violations in lawsuit

Google contractor accuses company of pay, overtime violations in lawsuit | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Google was sued this week by a worker who claimed the company did not pay overtime, improperly classified him as an independent contractor then terminated him after he asked for more hours
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ABM Pushes To Nix 'Absurd' $90M Rest Break Loss In Calif. - Law360

ABM Pushes To Nix 'Absurd' $90M Rest Break Loss In Calif. - Law360 | News & Trends: California Employment Law | Scoop.it
ABM Industries Inc. urged a California appeals court Tuesday to reverse the “absurd” $90 million a lower court awarded a class of thousands of security guards for being “on call” during breaks, arguing the trial court severely misinterpreted California's rest break requirement.
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