Tag Archives: California wage and hour

California Labor Commissioner Puts the Brakes on Uber

Agency says drivers are employees, not independent contractors In a move that could potentially disrupt a burgeoning industry, a hearing officer for the California Labor Commissioner decided earlier this month that a former Uber driver is an employee under California law, not – as Uber contends – an independent contractor.  (For those not familiar with … Continue Reading

And the Beat Goes On: You’ve Still Not Heard the Last of Brinker (U.S. – California)

In April 2012, we covered the California Supreme Court’s long-awaited clarification on state law regarding when and how meal and rest periods must be provided to non-exempt employees.  Of note, employers must “provide” California employees with required meal breaks—meaning it need not police employees or force them to take meal breaks—after no more than five … Continue Reading