Featured on Employment Law This Week: A California federal judge has ruled that a former GrubHub delivery driver was an independent contractor, not an employee.
The judge found that the company did not have the required control over its drivers for the plaintiff to establish that he is an employee. This decision comes as companies like Uber and Lyft are also facing lawsuits that accuse them of misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Carlos Becerra, from Epstein Becker Green, has more.
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By Aaron Olsen
Minimum wage continues to be a hot button issue. For instance, in California, the state minimum wage increased from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour on July 1, 2014. The state minimum wage will further increase to $10 per hour on January 1, 2016. However, this affects more than just hourly employees. In California, for employees to be classified as exempt under the “executive” exemption, they must, among other things, be paid at least two times the state minimum wage for full-time employment in a fixed, predetermined salary. Thus, as of July 1, 2014, the minimum weekly salary is ...
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