employment law

State Senator Moorlach gets to say "I told you so!" over California's attempted end-run around recent changes to federal tax law.

Today, Senator John M. W. Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, introduced Senate Bill 990 to free drivers for Uber, Lyft and similar transportation network companies (TNCs). It would allow drivers to be classified as independent contractors. Doing so would free them from the restrictive provisions of Assembly Bill 5, by Assemblywoman Lorena …continue reading

AB 5, sponsored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-AD80) and signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom on September 18, 2019, enacted as law the ruling made by the California Supreme Court regarding the relationship of employers to independent contractors in the State of California. Known as the Dynamex case, the ruling …continue reading

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Ann Smith represents management in all aspects of employment litigation, including defending claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and leave of absence violations. Ms. Smith handles numerous matters in state and federal courts and before various administrative agencies, including the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, …continue reading