Monthly Archives: October 2021

California Employer Alert: Ninth Circuit upholds California’s 2020 Law Barring Employers from Requiring Employees to Agree to Binding Arbitration as a Condition of Employment

California is generally known as one of the more employee-friendly jurisdictions, and some commentators have opined that mandatory arbitration is at odds with California’s worker-protection public policy. In fact, two race discrimination lawsuits filed by former employees against Tesla, Inc., with largely similar facts of colleagues/supervisors using racial slurs against the plaintiffs and other Black […]

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Beware Deceptive and Scam Solicitations!

If you have recently incorporated a business or filed for a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), this may sound familiar… You receive a notice in the mail purportedly from an official state agency containing an official-looking seal, telling you that you need to file an annual report by a certain […]

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The Latest Chapter in California Independent Contractor Classification Laws

The issue of independent contractor classification is, perhaps unfortunately, something that many Californians have become too well versed in during recent years.  To briefly recap, the issue gained renewed focus with the California Supreme Court’s, April 2018 decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v Superior Court.  There the Court ruled employers bore the burden of […]

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