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Ninth Circuit Rules that FedEx Drivers are Employees not Independent Contractors

On August 27, 2014, the Ninth Circuit in Alexander v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 16585 (9th Cir. 2014), held that FedEx drivers, who must wear FedEx uniforms, drive FedEx-approved vehic… Read More

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Ninth Circuit Allows California Employees to Pursue Class Action for Off-the-Clock Work

On September 3, 2014, the Ninth Circuit held that a class of employees could pursue their claims for off the clock work against their employer. In Jimenez v. Allstate Insurance Co., 765 F.3d 1161 (9th Cir. 2014), C… Read More

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Categories: Off-the-Clock Work

Court of Appeal Holds that California Employers Must Reimburse Employees for Personal Cell Phone Use at Work

The Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District, in Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc., 228 Cal. App. 4th 1137 (2014), recently refuted one of the vogue arguments employers present to defeat class certifi… Read More

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