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On February 28, 2018 By eemeyers March 28, 2018
The #MeToo movement of 2017 suddenly thrust sexual harassment—an underlying and harmful workplace norm—into the spotlight. Over the past few months, a wide range of employers and industries have come under fire for overlooking sexual harassment.
The fact that sexual harassment represents an especially pervasive problem in the fashion industry should come as a surprise [...]Continue Reading →
Lyft, Drivers Settle; Punt Million Dollar Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classification Question Into the Future.
On March 24, 2017 By vsankar March 24, 2017
On March 16, 2017, Lyft Inc. and over 200,000 current and former drivers reached a $30 million settlement in a class action lawsuit. The plaintiffs, all current and former Lyft drivers, alleged that they were “employees” and not “independent contractors” under California law, and that in some cases, they had not earned the minimum [...]Continue Reading →
On November 2, 2015 By bjacobs November 1, 2015
For emerging tech companies like Uber or Lyft and established behemoths like Amazon alike, maintaining their classification of a subset of their workers as independent contractors is crucial. Such classification allows these corporations to keep their costs down and limit their liabilities. For the former, in fact, their business model virtually depends on this arrangement.
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On April 8, 2014 By John Lomascolo April 8, 2014
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In the last few weeks, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been hearing testimony for a petition on whether Northwestern University football players should be able to form a union. The face behind the petition is Kain Coiter, a former [...]Continue Reading →
On March 4, 2011 By Edwin Chadwick March 3, 2011
As the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the National Football League (NFL) and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) expires today and the two sides continue to maneuver in anticipation of a lockout, the owners now will likely have to go to the mattresses with a slightly smaller war chest. And by slightly, I [...]Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. pushes boundaries of trademark law by seeking to protect everything related to Harry Potter‘s “Quidditch,” including lingerie.
Television networks draw first blood against Filmon.com’s Internet streaming service for movies and television by getting temporary restraining order.
EMI seeks to bar non-profit legal rights group [...]Continue Reading →
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