The dispute over whether Uber/Lyft drivers are employees is worldwide in scope. Specifically, the UK’s Supreme Court has held that Uber drivers must be treated as workers rather than as self-employed independent contractors. This decision could mean thousands of Uber drivers are entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay. The decision is also expected to …

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  • February 19, 2021
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On November 30, 2020, California voters approved Proposition 22 which was a statewide – and fiercely fought – ballot initiative which redefines the employment status of gig workers in the app-based economy.  Last month, a lawsuit was filed by a number of unions seeking to have the California Supreme Court declare the proposition unconstitutional.  Specifically, …

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  • February 6, 2021
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In light of the trade restrictions imposed by Robinhood last week, numerous Robinhood customers have joined class actions against the Company, asserting that such conduct amounted to illegal market manipulation. The lawsuits, which have been filed in Federal District Courts nationwide, all have a common theme – that “Robinhood’s trade restrictions were done purposefully and …

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  • February 3, 2021
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As we come to the end of this unprecedented year, we wanted to express our sincerest gratitude for the opportunity to work with you.  Your support, resilience, and perseverance are as impressive as they are appreciated.  We wish you and your family health, peace, prosperity, and happiness in the coming year. Happy Holidays!

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  • December 22, 2020
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2020 has been a challenge to all businesses and the human toll has been staggering.  As an “Essential Business”, Stone | Dean continued to operate through these dark days to serve the needs of its clientele.  Each and every Stone | Dean team member excelled in their contribution, but our team “raved” about three particular …

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  • December 21, 2020
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As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday during this tumultuous year, we would be remiss if we did not express our sincere thanks and appreciation to you, our clients, for your continued support. The COVID pandemic has robbed us of many of the things we previously took for granted – face-to-face visits, conferences, meetings, handshakes, lunches, …

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  • November 24, 2020
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