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Hessam Parzivand

Uber Drivers And The Blurred Line Between Employees and Contractors

The California Labor Commission recently determined that an Uber driver was an employee rather than an independent contractor, generating national headlines today. In essence, the California decision states that Uber is a taxi service, and that the drivers of a taxi service are employees under California law, because they are integral to the service the taxi service performs.

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Hessam Parzivand

Employees Who Are Titled Managers May Be Entitled To Overtime Compensation

Lumber One hired three employees and titled them as managers of the company’s lumberyard. The company classified these employees as executives, and accordingly paid them on a salary basis without overtime compensation. During their employment with the company, the employees performed various duties including assembling shelves and stocking merchandise, and helping load trucks.

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