Category: Employment Litigation

FedEx Drivers Ruled Employees

FedEx Drivers Deemed Employees By Federal Court

In a recent opinion issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Express delivery drivers have been legally classified as employees of FedEx, rather than independent contractors as was argued by the company.  Audet &[...]

Uber Driver Lawsuit

Uber Driver Lawsuit Deems Drivers "Employees"

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that the California Labor Commission has sided with an Uber driver and held that the driver is considered an employee rather than an independent contractor under California state law.  In the[...]

Felon Firings by Apple May Violate the Law

Felon Firings By Apple May Be Illegal

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims by construction workers who claim to have been discharged from work on Apple's new Cupertino campus based solely on their status as previously convicted felons.  While for certain types[...]

Employee Lawsuits May Proceed Under PAGA

Employee Lawsuits Upheld Under Private Attorneys General Act

California and federal laws generally uphold arbitration waivers in employment agreements signed by an employees.  These arbitration agreements often prevent employee lawsuits should a dispute arise regarding wages or other workplace conditions. In Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los[...]

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New Contractor Law Heightens Protection for California Contractors

Audet & Partners, LLP reports that Gov. Jerry Brown of California has signed into law Assembly Bill 1897 that now makes most companies with 25 or more employees strictly liable for specific violations related to compensation,[...]

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