Plaintiffs Move for Class Certification in Rite-Aid Uniform Reimbursement Case

Authors: John Roberts ( or Alec Berin ( On March 19, 2019, Plaintiff Kristal Nucci (“Plaintiff”), individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a proposed class action in the District Court for the Northern District of California against Rite Aid Corporation (“Rite Aid”), among others, for failure to indemnify business expenses and […]

Uber sues, changes practice, and funds ballot initiative over landmark misclassification law

Last September, California legislators passed a bill mandating companies like Uber and Lyft to treat drivers as employees if the companies exert control over how employees perform job duties, or if those duties are part of a company’s regular businesses. Following the passage of similar laws, as well as more than $600 million in fines […]

Vote Delayed on New Jersey Independent Contractors Bill

The vote on the New Jersey independent contractors bill S4204 will be delayed. Senate President Stephen Sweeney announced on Wednesday that state lawmakers will not be voting on the bill before the lame-duck session ends next week in mid-January. Instead, the proposed bill will be revisited and discussed in further detail in the next two-year […]

Wells Fargo’s Attempt to Throw Out $97 Million Loss in Rest Break Case

In early November 2019, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (“Wells Fargo” or “Defendant”) asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (“Ninth Circuit”) to reverse a judgment of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, in the case Patricia Barreras, et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al., Case No. CV 17-4344 PA, that awarded […]

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