California Supreme Court Changes Rules for Classifying Workers as Independent Contractors: Adoption of ABC Test

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court changed the rules for classifying workers as independent contractors in approving the ABC test in place of the Borello test in claims involving regulating wages, hours and working conditions. This Change May Affect You,…

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New National Origin Discrimination Regulations Set Limitations To "English-Only" Rules

New regulations expanding protections for national origin individuals against workplace discrimination went into effect on July 1, 2018, including a ban on language requirements. Employers and employees alike need to know what these new laws mean for their workplace. Who does it…

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#MeToo By the Numbers [Infographic]

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, a recent study from Stop Street Harassment shows the staggering number of women and men who have experienced sexual harassment and assault in their lives. Find out more! McNicholas & McNicholas LLPFor more than three…

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Arbitration Agreements

When you are first hired at a company, you fill out a lot of paperwork. Between the tax forms and employee benefits enrollment process, it is easy to lose track of what you are signing. Chances are, one of those pieces of…

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Age Discrimination: Seventh Circuit Court Says Applicant Can Bring ADEA Disparate Impact Claim

In April 2018, the Seventh Circuit Court ruled in favor of a plaintiff in the case, Kleber v. CareFusion Corp., where a 58-year-old attorney claimed he was denied a chance to interview for an in-house legal position because of his age. The…

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Sexual Harassment on the Job [Infographic]

Sexual harassment can take on different forms, such as verbal or physical, and can happen to anyone. It is a violation of the California Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA), and individuals who feel their rights have been violated can file a…

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Pro-Plaintiff SCOTUS Decision Stops Clock for State Claims Pending in Federal Court

On January 22, 2018, in a pro-plaintiff decision reversing the D.C. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court held that statutes of limitations for state claims are suspended while those claims are pending in federal court. In Artis v. District of Columbia, the…

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#TimesUp Should Not Time Out: Taking a Stand to End Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

Recent movements, such as #TimesUp and #MeToo, have called for an end to sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace spawning from a bevy of allegations against Hollywood moguls and others.  The claimants have helped put into the public eye the…

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Important Issues to Be Aware of When Riding with Uber and Lyft

Both Uber and Lyft currently provide $1 million in primary liability coverage for any damage a driver may cause to others (e.g., a pedestrian struck in a crosswalk), as well as $1 million in underinsured motorist coverage for passengers in the Uber…

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Rise of the On-Demand Economy & Its Impact on Workers and Consumers

The on-demand economy has infiltrated our everyday lives, spanning across industries and changing the way we do nearly everything, from hailing transportation and ordering food, to in-home beauty services. The business model for these on-demand companies, like Uber and Lyft, has prompted…

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