Political Organizations Caught in AB 5 Web

Three organizations tied to political campaigns are asking the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal to overturn a lower court and grant their request for a preliminary injunction barring application of AB 5’s ABC test to the independent contractors they hire. The companies provide signature gathering and door-knocking services and manage initiative campaigns. The issue appears … Read More »

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Court Rules On Uber Drivers’ Arbitration Claims

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal says that an arbitrator, not the courts, should handle misclassification disputes between Uber Technologies and a purported class of drivers who claim they should be classified as employees instead of independent contractors. The case involves a group of drivers from Massachusetts, but Uber successfully removed the case to Northern … Read More »

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The Distinction Between Permanent, Temporary Disability

A chassis mechanic who retired early due to knee pain from an earlier industrial injury was entitled to permanent not temporary disability benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the difference in designation means that Robert Carrion is entitled to retroactive cost-of-living adjustments dating back … Read More »

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Suicides Covered By Longshore Act, 9th Circuit Holds

A ship building and repair company finds they may be on the hook for the injuries a former worker sustained in a premeditated suicide attempt.  This, according to a recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. The federal court says these types of workers’ comp claims are compensable under the federal Longshore and Harbor … Read More »

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RoundUp (6)

Tosco Prevails in Lawsuit The federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal has ruled that a California employer did not breach the terms of the workers’ comp policy it had with Travelers Property Casualty Company of America by agreeing to waive the right to a credit against future workers’ compensation benefits as part of a civil … Read More »

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