Uber and Lyft are both facing lawsuits in federal court that challenge their designation of drivers as “independent contractors” rather than employees. As reported in a recent Los Angeles Times article, “the companies claim to be only the cyber middleman between drivers and customers, but they also set stringent work rules and can fire drivers; their large workforce may be entitled to be treated as employees.” The misclassification of employees as independent contractors is getting more and more widespread across […]
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In a recent United State Supreme Court decision , giant retailer Abercrombie & Fitch lost a discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of a female employee who was denied employment because she wore a hijab, a traditional Muslim headscarf. Ms. Elauf won a small jury award and Abercrombie appealed the case. The Supreme Court weighed in and found that Ms. Elauf was discriminated against based on her religion because she was initially approved for hiring and then denied employment once Abercrombie […]
Beginning July 1, 2015, almost all employers, regardless of size, are required to provide paid sick leave for employees. Employees working more than 30 days at a job will earn 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked up to a maximum of 3 paid sick days per year.