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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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Is California Creating New Franchisee Rights?

Over the past few weeks, California has been making national headlines for the unusual coupling of labor with business owners.  At issue is the proposed California Senate Bill 610, which purports to “level the playing field” between franchisees and franchisors.
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