In a decision reiterating important independent contractor issues for employers, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week reversed a lower court decision holding that certain delivery drivers were properly classified as independent contractors under various provisions of the California Labor Code. Narayan v. EGL, Inc., 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 14279 (9th Cir. July
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California Meal and Rest Period Compliance: Where Are We Now?
As every California employer knows, wage and hour class actions in California are never-ending. One basis for many of these class actions has been employers’ alleged non-compliance with California meal and rest period requirements. As to meal periods, the two overriding issues have been whether an employer is required to ensure non-exempt employees take their meal…