By now, you should be well aware of the battles between Uber/Lyft and the State of California regarding the classification of the drivers working for these ride-hailing companies. The battle centers on the State’s desire to have those working for Uber/Lyft to be considered employees, and Uber/Lyft’s desire to have them classified as independent contractors. …

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  • October 23, 2020
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Attempts to circumvent insurance policy virus exclusions are being repeatedly rejected by the Courts. Recently, a Fresno based European Wax Center was forced to lay off 30 employees as a result of the state-mandated closures. The salon made business interruption claims against its insurer, Sentinel Insurance Company, which were denied since the salon could not …

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  • September 25, 2020
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You may have noticed a recent onslaught of television and radio ads regarding Proposition 22, which will appear on California ballots in the upcoming November election.  Proposition 22’s stated goal is to exempt ride-sharing and food-delivery companies from the Assembly Bill 5 gig worker law that was passed in September 2019, meaning Uber and Lyft …

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  • September 14, 2020
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Here We Grow Again! Stone | Dean is pleased to announce the hiring of an extremely capable and experienced attorney to handle a diverse case load in its Warner Center offices. William E. Johnson graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He then received his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern …

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  • August 19, 2020
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