Publications

THE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR VERSUS EMPLOYEE DEBATE "LYFTS" ITSELF TO THE JURY

On March 11, 2015, a California District Court held that whether or not Lyft drivers are legally employees rather than independent contractors will be decided by the jury. Cotter v. Lyft, Inc., CV13-04065 (N.D. Cal.)

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A PARENT CORPORATION MAY BE LIABLE FOR THE NONPAYMENT OF WAGES BY ITS SUBSIDIARY

In Castaneda v. Ensign Group, Inc., (2014) 229 Cal.App.4th 1015, plaintiff, a former employee of Cabrillo Rehabilitation and Care Center ("Cabrillo"), filed a class action against Cabrillo's parent company, The Ensign Group, Inc. ("Ensign") for nonpayment of minimum wages and overtime wages.

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HOW TO CLEAR TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY - THE BASICS

California law provides a statutory method of resolving conflicting interests in real property, known as an action to "quiet title." A quiet title action may be brought to establish-or to clear title against-any kind of claimed title or interest in real property.

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ARE CO-TENANCY AGREEMENTS ENFORCEABLE?

A recent decision by the California Court of Appeal answers this question to a large extent, and the answer is... it depends!

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