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Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are celebrating the passage of Proposition 22 in a 58% to 42% victory. Through passage of the Proposition, certain gig-economy companies were able to secure a complete exemption from AB 5, the law passed in 2019 by the California legislature that codified the Dynamex decision and made the ABC Test for classifying workers as independent contractors the law in California, subject to a number of enumerated exemptions. This means that entities that engage workers covered by Prop. 22 would not have to comply with the ABC Test in order to classify certain workers as independent contractors.

Continue reading the full GT Alert, “Voters Approve California Prop. 22: Now What?

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Photo of Timothy Long Timothy Long

Timothy Long has deep experience litigating complex labor and employment issues, having served as lead counsel in multiple class, collective, and representative actions and advising on dozens more. Tim’s clients have included a variety of financial institutions and entities, health care-related entities, airlines…

Timothy Long has deep experience litigating complex labor and employment issues, having served as lead counsel in multiple class, collective, and representative actions and advising on dozens more. Tim’s clients have included a variety of financial institutions and entities, health care-related entities, airlines, retailers, high-tech companies, and transportation and logistics companies. Tim also advises private investment funds and their partners in disputes concerning the management of funds, removal of non-performing members, and disputes involving portfolio companies.

Tim litigates wage-and-hour matters, including exemption, incentive compensation, independent contractor, off-the-clock, and pay practice claims. He also has defeated class and collective certification (including at Stage One) in exemption, off-the-clock, and pay practice cases.

Photo of Anthony E. Guzman II Anthony E. Guzman II

Anthony Guzman represents employers in the defense of complex wage & hour class and collective actions, including those involving claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act. He has wage & hour trial experience, and has argued in both state and federal court, as

Anthony Guzman represents employers in the defense of complex wage & hour class and collective actions, including those involving claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act. He has wage & hour trial experience, and has argued in both state and federal court, as well as before state agencies such as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. Anthony also has notable experience in representing employers in sexual harassment, pay disparity, and trade secret disputes.

Anthony is an active member of the legal community, both in and outside the workplace. He regularly writes on various employment law topics, including the ever-changing legal landscape of employment arbitrations. He also serves as one of the coaches for U.C. Berkeley, School of Law’s mock trial program, where he coached their Labor & Employment trial team to a national championship during his first competitive season.

Photo of Radha D.S. Kulkarni Radha D.S. Kulkarni

Radha D. S. Kulkarni focuses on defending employers in a broad range of single plaintiff and class action employment matters involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as California wage and hour issues in state and federal court. Radha…

Radha D. S. Kulkarni focuses on defending employers in a broad range of single plaintiff and class action employment matters involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as California wage and hour issues in state and federal court. Radha additionally counsels employers regarding employment policies and handbooks, disability accommodations, leaves of absence, sexual harassment, exemption and independent contractor misclassification, executive compensation, and employment contract disputes. She also represents clients in trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition disputes. Radha has wide-ranging experience on matters involving complex issues of state and federal civil procedure.