I posted recently about a lawsuit involving Uber and independent contractors.  Well, it’s happened again.  The company was hit with a proposed class action suit in Pennsylvania state court with a central allegation being the drivers’ claim that they were misclassified as independent contractors.  The case is entitled DiNofa v. Uber Technologies Inc. et

In November we reported on Wigdor v SoulCycle, which had been filed in New York Supreme Court, New York County.  In that action a well-known plaintiff’s attorney, Douglas Wigdor, alleged that SoulCycle retaliated against him by banning him from the Company’s establishments because Wigdor had filed a putative wage and hour class action against

The surprise of the recent snowstorm in Southern California was nothing compared to the shock created by the California Supreme Court in its ruling in Brinker International Inc., et al. v. Superior Court.  The California Supreme Court found that employers must only make meal breaks available to their workers, but are not required to

On February 9, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that California has entered into a “memo of understanding” to work with the DOL to “end the practice of misclassifying employees” as independent contractors.  This agreement between California and the DOL is part of the federally funded Misclassification Initiative that was launched in September