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In the 2020 election, California Proposition 22, the App-Based Drivers as Contractors and Labor Policies Initiative, went to voters and passed with just over 56% of the vote. This voter Initiative provided app-based gig companies a reprieve from Assembly Bill 5, permitting companies to continue classifying their workers as independent contractors. On August 20, 2021, …
The ballots are in, and the votes have been counted for the California 2022 Midterm Election. The following summarizes the results of critical measures that Californians voted on earlier this month.
Stone | Dean Partner, Gregg S. Garfinkel, recently presented a two hour seminar to the California Moving & Storage Association on the enforcement of warehouseman’s liens under California Commercial Code Section 7210. The program, which was attended by 65 of California’s finest movers and warehousemen, focused on the proper use, and potential pitfalls, of California’s …
The U.S. Solicitor General has recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court deny review of an important case impacting the application of AB5 to California’s trucking industry. In it’s Supreme Court brief, the Solicitor General urged that the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit “correctly determined that petitioners were unlikely to succeed” in …
In addition to being one of the nation’s foremost experts on transportation law, Stone | Dean partner Gregg S. Garfinkel is an avid saltwater fisherman. For many years, he has preached (and practiced) the importance of practicing “catch and release” when fishing for many species, including California’s own, Calico Bass. He, along with his two …
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