Employment Issues Continue to Plague Uber, Other Firms

Employment Issues Continue to Plague Uber, Other Firms

A number of companies are facing high-profile legal issues concerning the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.  A recent decision by the California Labor Commissioner's Office, however, could be a game changer.

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ABTL-San Diego Report Publishes Article by William Small

ABTL-San Diego Report Publishes Article by William Small

Small & Schena LLP partner William Small recently wrote an article that was published in the Association of Business Trial Lawyers - San Diego Report.  The article discusses the potential liability of businesses for online and social media activity of employees and legal defenses to claims arising out of such activity.

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Uber Could Face Legal Roadblocks from Employment Classification of Drivers

Uber Could Face Legal Roadblocks from Employment Classification of Drivers

Uber and Lyft each recently lost motions for summary judgment in which they asked federal courts to rule that their drivers are independent contractors - rather than employees - as a matter of law.  The rulings might signal trouble for the business models of Uber, Lyft and other "Gig Economy" companies.  They also highlight the importance of proper employment classification by employers.

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Cheers to San Diego Beer Week

Cheers to San Diego Beer Week

San Diego Beer Week has come and gone again.  This great homegrown event inspired us to call attention to a few items of beer-related business and legal news.

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Turning the Page on Poverty

Turning the Page on Poverty

Small & Schena LLP recently teamed up with the San Diego UNC alumni association to volunteer with a local nonprofit determined to fight poverty by promoting literacy.

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Beware: Objection Overkill Can Lead to Benchslap

When it comes to objections, more is not always better, as exemplified in a recent federal court order chastising both parties for forcing the judge to "shovel through steaming mounds of objections in a Herculean effort to discern the shining gold nugget."

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