RPNA’s Nick Roxborough commented about his current case against Applied Underwriters in a Workers’ Comp Executive article that discusses the growing number of disputes involving Applied Underwriters’ EquityComp program since the California Department of Insurance (CDI) handed down its precedential decision several years ago in the Shasta Linen case.
A California Supreme Court decision last week fundamentally alters how courts will classify workers as employees or independent contractors when it comes to compliance with wage orders. The decision could potentially apply to all areas of employment law and generally will make it harder for businesses to prove its workers are independent contractors. The decision,…Details
RPNA’s Nicholas Roxborough recently represented the interests of California employers concerning public commentary held by California Department of Insurance (CDI) officials involving major stakeholders in the workers’ compensation system. Mr. Roxborough addressed issues regarding large deductible policies, affecting RPNA’s clients, as the CDI moves to finalize new regulations by the end of the year.Details
Not only can staffing agencies take a breath of relief with the recent California appellate decision in Serrano v. Aerotek, but all employers can benefit by the guidance this decision offers as it applies to meal break. In Serrano, the employee plaintiff sued Aerotek, a global recruiting and staffing agency, and Bay Bread, the worksite employer, for…Details
In recent employment cases filed in California, plaintiffs — potential job applicants — have alleged California employers have an obligation to make their job application websites accessible to the visually impaired under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the state’s version of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Under this law,…Details
A California state senator has proposed a bill that would hold major retailers liable when the trucking companies they use to carry goods violate labor laws. California Senator Ricardo Lara has introduced SB 1402 to attempt to solve a long-standing “driver misclassification issue” for drivers who carry goods to and from ports in Southern California.
RPNA Wins Victory for California QMEs In Settlement Agreement with the California Department of Workers’ Compensation
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) reached settlements in the cases Dr. Howard, et al. v. DIR, DWC, Christine Baker, et al. (collectively “DWC”) and Dr. Botros, et al. v. DWC, agreeing to abandon its interpretation of billing rules which the agency wrongfully imposed starting in 2016 and used to deny doctors reappointment as qualified…Details
California employers may no longer ask job applicants or potential hires about criminal convictions during the hiring process, but they may still rescind conditional offers upon learning about convictions. New legislation effective January 1, 2018 prohibits employers with five or more employees from askin about criminal convictions under three circumstances:
A Los Angeles jury has awarded a former UCLA oncologist $13 million in damages in a gender discrimination case. Dr. Lauren Pinter-Brown claimed that while she was working at UCLA, she was subjected to harsher treatment than her male colleagues and that when she did complain about her treatment, her employer retaliated against her. The…Details