Nevada’s New Employment Laws in 2020

Nevada has undergone a significant transformation regarding the legal landscape affecting Nevada’s Employers. Several of these new laws have just recently gone into effect or are slated to go into effect at the beginning of the new year. Click here for some … Continue reading

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The California Supreme Court Is To Decide the Retroactive Application of the Dynamex Independent Contractor Decision

On November 20, 2019, the California Supreme Court finally agreed to take up the question of whether the landmark Dynamex independent contractor decision applies retroactively. In April 2018, the California Supreme Court adopted the “ABC” test for determining whether a … Continue reading

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Fall 2019 Under Construction Newsletter – Out Now!

The fall edition of Snell & Wilmer’s Under Construction newsletter is out now! This issue takes a look at: Does an employer have to compensate an employee who gets injured on the way to work, even if it’s not on … Continue reading

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A New Law Passed Raising the Standard for Classifying Workers as Independent Contractors in California

Since April 30, 2018, when the landmark California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Sup. Ct. (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903 (Dynamex) was issued, companies across the state have questioned whether the ABC independent contractor test adopted in that decision … Continue reading

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New California Legislation Makes it More Difficult to Classify Workers as Independent Contractors

California Assembly Bill 5 has been branded as the killer of the gig economy. It adds to the California Labor Code a new test for deciding who is properly classified as an independent contractor. Workers will be considered employees for … Continue reading

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Dynamex Impact on California Businesses – Revisiting Dynamex One Year Later

It has been more than a year since the California Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, setting forth a new test for determining whether a worker is properly classified as an … Continue reading

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Dynamex Applied Retroactively By The Ninth Circuit

Two days after the one year anniversary of the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision,  the Ninth Circuit issued a blow to companies in California. On May 2, 2019, the Ninth Circuit in Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc. held that … Continue reading

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Check Your Arbitration Agreements: The Supreme Court Handed Workers A Big Win

In a unanimous opinion, with Justice Ginsburg concurring, the U.S. Supreme Court held that an exemption under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) applies to contracts with independent contractors. The FAA generally requires courts to enforce private arbitration agreements. But the … Continue reading

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Court Embraces Worker-Friendly Test for Determining Independent Contractor Status Under California Wage Orders, Broadening Definition of “Employee”

On Monday, the California Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision to reject 30-year old precedent which focused the inquiry on the amount of control the company exercises over the worker, embracing a new test for determining whether a worker … Continue reading

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Federal Court’s Ruling in GrubHub Case is a Win for Gig Companies, but it Doesn’t Settle the Debate Over Workers’ Status

A potential watershed ruling that a former Grubhub delivery driver was properly classified as an independent contractor rather than an employee is a victory for gig economy companies who hope the decision will help defeat similar lawsuits and provide some … Continue reading

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