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The Future of Uber and Lyft

  • August 24, 2020
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Potente, Business Lawyer and Company Formation

In a ruling stemming from a lawsuit brought by the city attorneys of San Diego and two other cities and the state, a California appeals court extended the length of time Uber and Lyft will have to comply with an order requiring them to reclassify rideshare drivers as employees. If this temporary injunction expires as is, both rideshare services will see a significant operational change to their businesses. Under this order, drivers will be considered employees and thus subjected to a rigid schedule, payroll taxes, and employee benefits. This ruling applies AB 5, a three-factor test to classify whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor. Both companies have threatened to pull out of California as a result of this ruling, and California voters will likely be deciding this issue on the November ballot (Proposition 22) – we are closely monitoring this developing story. For more information, check out this article by the National Law Review to familiarize yourself with this issue.

Potente, Business Lawyer and Company Formation
  • March 04, 2021
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Proposed Legislation – California Leave

California employers should pay close attention to the 2021 legislative session. Amid the current pandemic, labor-related issues may soon look different.  Some of the new proposals, if signed into law, will affect paid sick leave, emergency childcare, expansion of the "family member" definition, and other important aspects of labor law....

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  • January 14, 2021
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The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 became law on December 27, 2020. This new law ushered in uniform procedures in many facets of trademark litigation, but none more so than ex parte cancellation proceedings. In an effort to reduce bad faith filings and clutter, any petitioner may now file a...