Judge denies preliminary injunction in Uber, Postmates AB 5 lawsuit

|February 12th, 2020|

A federal judge denied a request for preliminary injunction in a lawsuit seeking to prohibit enforcement of California’s AB 5 law against drivers while the lawsuit is heard.

DOL issues final joint-employer rule

|January 15th, 2020|

The US Department of Labor announced its final rule to update the regulations interpreting joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA.

Co-employment: McDonald’s saga lives on

|January 8th, 2020|

The union-allied Fight for $15 organization has asked the National Labor Relations Board to reconsider its December ruling that signaled the board would not hold franchisers accountable for the violations of their operators, Bloomberg law reports.

NLRB, McDonald’s settlement: No joint-employer liability

|December 18th, 2019|

The federal agency’s approval of the settlement with McDonald’s and its franchisees means it’s unlikely the agency will hold franchisers accountable for the violations of their operators.

Buyers liable for $1.6 million in subcontractors’ wage violations in California

|November 13th, 2019|

Trader Joe’s and Grocery Outlet may be on the hook for $825,813 each for their subcontractor’s failure to pay proper wages.

Legislation will not stop the gig economy: Q&A with Peter Reagan

|September 18th, 2019|

SIA’s Peter Reagan explores what he thinks lies ahead for the contingent workforce and its users, including more entrepreneurial gigs and no intellectual property.

State AGs to DOL: Proposed joint-employer rule unlawful

|June 26th, 2019|

State attorneys general say the proposed rule would revert policy to outdated test and would be in violation of the law.

Regulatory update: DOL joint-employer rule, California IC bill; ACA fate

|April 3rd, 2019|

Joint employment, independent contractor classification and the fate of the Affordable Care Act each saw recent developments.

DOL enters joint-employer fray

|March 6th, 2019|

Mirroring steps from the NLRB, the US Department of Labor seeks to roll back an Obama-era joint-employer policy.

NLRB rejects request to stop proposed joint-employer rule

|January 23rd, 2019|

NLRB Chairman John Ring last week rejected a request from two Democratic House lawmakers to back off on the board’s proposed joint-employer rule reverting to a more narrow scope.