Uber and Lyft Safe For Now, But Court’s Ruling Makes It Clear Companies Are Losing Misclassification

Uber and Lyft may have been granted an emergency stay from a San Francisco Superior Court’s order granting a preliminary injunction that requires the companies to reclassify their drivers as direct employees rather than independent contractors, but California companies who utilize independent contractors would be well advised take warning from the court’s order. On May 5, 2020, the California Attorney and the city attorneys of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego filed a lawsuit against Uber and Lyft, attempting to force them to reclassify their drivers as direct employees, instead of independent contractors. (California v. Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., S.F.S.C. Case No. CGC-20-

Thakur Law Firm Honors the Memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020)

We, at Thakur Law Firm, APC, are filled with sadness at the loss of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice of the Supreme Court, who passed away at the age of 87 on September 18, 2020. Justice Ginsburg was a consummate champion for justice and civil rights up until her very last days. As the second female jurist to serve on the high court, she presided with steadfast intelligence and cautious adherence to ethical standards. The attorneys and staff at Thakur Law Firm herby pledge to honor Justice Ginsburg’s legacy by fighting for the rights of our clients with passion and integrity. After graduating from Columbia Law School, Ruth Bader Ginsburg gained national recognition in the 1960s as

Childcare Options for Health Care Provider Employers in the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we enter the school year and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the way we work and live, employers will be confronted with the need to support employees without childcare options. For medical practices and other employers in the health care industry, matters can become even more complicated by the fact that employees of such businesses, including “health care providers” and “emergency responders,” qualify as some of the most essential personnel for the response to COVID-19. It is, therefore, of the greatest importance for health care employers to be well informed and equipped to address the childcare issues faced by their employees in the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a May surv

California Department of Public Health Issues COVID-19 Playbook for Reopening Employers

On July 24, 2020, the California Department of Public Health issued its COVID-19 Employer Playbook, providing clear practical guidance on some of the most common issues faced by employers reopening their businesses in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The Playbook features helpful Safe Reopening FAQs for Workers and Employers, as well as details regarding mandatory and recommended steps that employers should take when reopening their businesses to support a safe, clean environment for workers and customers. The four main areas covered by the Playbook are (1) how to open safely, (2) what to do if there is a case of COVID-19 in the workplace, (3) enforcement and compliance, and (4) worker

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