Tracking the trend of increased federal and state focus on the misclassification of workers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently applied California law to hold that plaintiffs were entitled to a trial on the merits against their former employer for improperly classifying its California drivers as independent contractors, notwithstanding that the

Recent opinions by the California Courts of Appeal should encourage employers to review and assess the enforceability of their arbitration and related employment agreements.

Court Refuses to Enforce Agreement to Shorten Limitations Period on Wage and Hour Claims

In Pellegrino v. Robert Half International, the Court of Appeal found that an agreement to shorten