Federal Court: Uber Drivers Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors

After months of speculation, a federal court in Northern California held that drivers for Uber are employees and not independent contractors due to Uber's control over the drivers' schedules, routes, pay, and training. The court was considering whether to certify a class action of thousands of drivers who had signe...

Uber Drivers Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors

The California Labor Commissioner ruled recently that Uber drivers are employees and not independent contractors of the Uber corporation, in a decision that could shake up the car sharing industry. Defendants Uber Technologies, Inc. and Rasier-CA LLC (collectively, Uber) argued that Plaintiff was an independent contrac...

Employment Class Actions: Female Attorney Sues Over Unequal Pay

A female attorney is suing Farmers Insurance, one of the nation's biggest insurance companies. The lawsuit claims that Farmers significantly and systematically underpays female attorneys for performing the same job duties as male attorneys. Plaintiff had 22 years of experience when she was hired as a contract att...

Major (and Minor) League Baseball Wage Violations (Part 3)

Major League baseball teams are not the only ones accused of wage violations. A complaint has been filed in California by members of minor league teams. Three minor league players filed suit alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, stating that minor league players are underpaid for their labor and...

Major (and Minor) League Baseball Wage Violations (Part 4)

Wage violations have been the focus of several investigations and one whistleblower complaint in both the Minor and Major Baseball Leagues in the United States. The United Stated Department of Labor is meeting with owners, managers and members of the Commissioner's Officer, trying to address outstanding issue...

Major (and Minor) League Baseball Wage Violations (Part 2)

Major and Minor League Baseball teams have come under fire for wage violations lately from the United States Department of Labor. The Department, suspicious of several of the League's wage practices has launched investigations into several Major League teams, resulting in settlements for the benefits of many low...

Major (and Minor) League Baseball Wage Violations (Part 1)

Several Major and Minor League baseball teams ordered to remedy wage violations to mostly low-paid employees across the country. Baseball is America's pastime...and so, too does it seem that shafting hard working employees, has become something of a pastime for the owners of the baseball teams around the count...