AB 202, for purposes of all provisions of state law that govern employment, including the California Labor Code, the California Unemployment Insurance Code and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, requires a cheerleader who is utilized by a California-based professional sports team during its exhibitions, events or games to be deemed an employee.… Continue Reading
Castaneda v. The Ensign Group, Inc., 229 Cal. App. 4th 1015 (2014) John Castaneda filed a class action on behalf of himself and other certified nursing assistants against Ensign for unpaid minimum and overtime wages. He alleges that Ensign is the alter ego of the Cabrillo Rehabilitation and Care Center, a nursing facility that Ensign … Continue Reading
Alexander v. FedEx Ground Package Sys., Inc., 2014 WL 4211107 (9th Cir. 2014) In this class action the named plaintiffs represent approximately 2,300 individuals who were full-time delivery drivers for FedEx in California between 2000 and 2007. FedEx characterizes its drivers as independent contractors in its Operating Agreement. Similar cases to this one were filed … Continue Reading
Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc., 2014 WL 2924954 (Cal. S. Ct. 2014) Plaintiffs Maria Ayala, Rosa Duran and Osman Nuñez sought to certify a class of newspaper home delivery carriers in a lawsuit brought against Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc. (“AVN”), alleging that AVN had improperly classified the carriers as independent contractors rather than employees … Continue Reading
Global Hawk Ins. Co. v. Le, 2014 WL 1478514 (Cal. Ct. App. 2014) Jerry Le was one of two truck drivers on a cross-country trip for V&H Transport for which he was to be paid a lump sum of $1,100 with no deductions. Le was seriously injured when the other truck driver was involved in … Continue Reading
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