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Gig Economy Workers Gain Security, But at What Cost?
by Scott Rodd, Stateline
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It started with installing some red and green LED lights. Then came the disco balls, neon eyeglasses and a gold Bluetooth karaoke microphone.
Daniel Flannery had transformed the car he drives for Uber and Lyft into a party on wheels.
“You put everything together, and it encourages people to loosen up,” he said.
Weintraub welcomes Andy Liu to the firm’s Intellectual Property and Patent practices. A registered patent agent, Andy has managed patent portfolios for large technology companies and assisted software and electronics startup companies with their IP strategies.
Weintraub is pleased to announce that Sherry S. Bragg, Andrew M. Gilford and Gary Waldron have been recognized as 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers.
Sherry Bragg is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Group. She has represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex business disputes in both state and federal courts and in administrative proceedings since 1987. Sherry has tried, co-tried, and arbitrated a significant number of high-value cases to conclusion,
Weintraub is pleased to welcome Brigitte Alanis to the Entertainment and Digital Media groups, where her practice includes music, digital media, endorsements, branding, licensing, television and film.
Weintraub litigators were in the news this week as their client, local restaurant owner Jared Katzenbarger, filed suit against Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. The lawsuit is in response to Dickey’s demand that Mr. Katzenbarger enter into arbitration regarding Dickey’s franchise restaurants that Mr. Katzenbarger has since closed and replaced with original concept restaurants Jyro’s Twisted Gyros and Side Burn BBQ and Beer.
Leslie Kolafa joins the Trusts and Estates group as an associate. Leslie practices in trusts and estates litigation, and also assists clients with estate administration, conservatorships, and fiduciary representation.
Shaun Gordon joins the firm as an associate in the Entertainment Group. Prior to joining Weintraub, Shaun was a senior director in business affairs at Awesomeness, where he negotiated and managed deals across all verticals with a focus on feature films, series, short-form digital projects, and brand partnerships.
Shaun spent his summers during law school working for a talent agency in business affairs,
We are pleased to announce the publication of the sixth edition of California Leave Law: A Practical Guide for Employers, co-authored by Weintraub Tobin Shareholder, Lizbeth (“Beth”) West, and published by Matthew Bender/LexisNexis.
Weintraub Tobin’s 2019 Labor and Employment Seminar and Training schedule is now available. Click here for a copy of the schedule.
If you have any questions on any of our seminars or would like to inquire about private, custom-tailored training, please contact:
Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list nationally in 1 practice area and regionally in 21 practice areas.
Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms”
Beth West quoted in the Sacramento Business Journal article entitled “Beyond Gig Economy, Dynamex Decision Leaves Industries in FLUX.” Early this year, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Dynamex Operations W. v. Superior L.A. County and adopted the strict ABC Test when determining whether someone qualifies as an independent contractor for purposes of wage and hour requirements in California’s Wage Orders.
If you are a business with independent contractors and are uncertain if you meet the criteria for determining whether your workers are properly classified as employees versus independent contractors,
Chris Chediak to be the moderator, Jim Clarke on the advisory panel
For more information click here
Weintraub Tobin Shareholder Matt Sugarman is excited to announce that Will Smith and Marc Forster’s Telepool backs Defiant Studios Horror Film slate. ‘Phobias,’ a horror anthology, will be the first project produced under the agreement with Eric B. Fleischan’s Defiant Studios, with Kodiak Pictures and Telepool as co-producers and co-financiers.
To read the full article, visit The Hollywood Reporter here.
Lizbeth will discuss the still hot “Me Too” topic and how it impacts family business.
For more info, please visit the Capital Region Family Business Center Family Business Forum | Fall 2018 here: https://capfamilybus.org/events/fall-2018-family-business-forum/
SACRAMENTO, California – August 24, 2018 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation congratulates its seventeen attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2018.
SACRAMENTO, California – August 15, 2018 – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its nineteen attorneys who have been included in The Best Lawyers of America© 2019 list.
David Adams, Sacramento, Corporate Governance Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Gary L. Bradus, Sacramento, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
Sherry Bragg, Newport Beach, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Litigation – Real Estate
SACRAMENTO, California – July 19, 2018 – Weintraub Tobin Law Corporation congratulates its 24 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Magazine’s 2018 Top Lawyer List.
David Adams | Business/Corporate, Securities & Corporate Finance
Brendan Begley | Appellate
Gary L. Bradus | Banking & Financial Service, Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance
Kay U. Brooks | Estate Planning &
Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2018, on which 37 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Five Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition as a Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyer.
To read the full article, please visit the Sacramento Business Journal here: https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramentonews/2018/07/04/three-sacramento-lawyers-selected-to-national-list.html?ana=e_ae_set1&s=article_du&ed=2018-07-04&u=WfXhz23DZ75U2F074ewTqw0213fec0&t=1530825992&j=82520271
Webinar ” Let’s Talk About Wage & Pay in the Restaurant Industry”.
Topics include: Wage & Pay Dependency, Tip Pooling, Service Charges, Surcharge and Minimum Wage
Tuesday, June 26th – Sacramento
Wednesday, June 27th – Roseville
For more information, please see below or visit the California Restaurant Association event page here: http://californiarestaurantcaassoc.weblinkconnect.com/events
Sacramento Chapter: Educational Seminar
Let’s Talk About
• Wage &
Sherry Bragg co-authored an article on “The Case for More Vacations” and Darrell White is featured on the cover as part of the highlight on leader’s in Orange County affiliate bars. Specifically, the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County where Darrell is serving as President.
To read the articles click on the links below:
Topics include: Tip Pooling, Service Charge, Surcharge, Sick Leave, Meal + Rest Best Practices, New Regulations for Applicants & More
Tuesday, June 12th – Oakland
Tuesday, June 12th – San Jose
Tuesday, June 13th – Santa Cruz
For more info, please visit the California Restaurant Association event page here: http://californiarestaurantcaassoc.weblinkconnect.com/events
Topic will be – A Creator’s Guide to Fair Use and Rights Management
In the ever-changing landscape of digital content, knowing how to navigate the legalities of using video or music you don’t own is tough. Experts Scott Hervey (Weintraub|Tobin) and Rian Bosak (SuperBam!) will walk you through fair use, parody, and what it looks like for rights managers in the field so you’re prepared to make great content within the bounds of the law.
Most employers know that employees may need to be accommodated from time to time for various reasons. Often this is because of an employee’s disability or medical condition. It is important for employers to understand and comply with how the courts and various federal and state regulatory agencies define accommodations, as well as learn what their rights and obligations are regarding: (1) engaging in the interactive process; and (2) providing reasonable accommodations. This seminar will provide an overview of the many accommodations employers and HR professionals may be forced to consider,
Make-A-Wish grants thousands of unique wishes each year. A lot, yes. But that’s only 50% of eligible kids. Weintraub Tobin is fundraising so more deserving kids and their families can know the happiness, hope, and relief a wish can bring. Weintraub Tobin will be matching donations received during this fundraising campaign. Follow this link to our fundraising page.
Litigation Attorney Josh Escovedo was featured in an article in the Sacramento Business Journal in which he weighed in on The Mimosa House’s suit against Eliud Moreno and EO United LLC, the owner and operator of Friends with Benedicts. Josh represents Moreno saying, “We believe this is anti-competitive litigation being pursued by The Mimosa House to minimize their competition in the area,”.
To read the full article, please visit the Sacramento Business Journal here: https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2018/03/06/the-mimosa-house-files-trademark-suit-against.html
Josh is an associate at Weintraub Tobin,
Weintraub Tobin Shareholder, Beth West, shared her expertise and testified before the California Legislature’s Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response on February 15, 2018. The hearing focused on the legal issues surrounding sexual harassment and Ms. West’s testimony identified challenges employers face in having effective anti-harassment programs in place, as well as some legal challenges employers face when complaints are filed.
Ms. West has over 18 years of experience representing employers in all aspects of their employment relationship with their employees.
Summary of Program
Administering leaves of absence and disability accommodations in California can be very challenging. California has a paid sick leave law and numerous other leave laws and wage replacement benefits that interact with one another. To properly administer leaves and accommodate employees, employers need to understand the various types of leave/accommodations available, who is eligible under what circumstances, how to interact with an employee on a leave,
The Neutral Solutions Team at Weintraub Tobin can help you avoid expensive and protracted litigation. We specialize in:
For more information please contact:
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 30, 2018) – Weintraub Tobin, one of California’s leading, full-service law firms, is pleased to announce that Sherry Bragg, David R. Gabor, Andrew Gilford and Gary Waldron have been named to the 2018 Southern California “SuperLawyers” list. The annual publication recognizes no more than 5.0 percent of lawyers throughout Southern California.
Sherry Bragg – Sherry S. Bragg is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Practice.
The Neutral Solutions Team at Weintraub Tobin specializes in conducting independent investigations into complaints of misconduct in the workplace. At Weintraub Tobin, we take pride in the top-notch investigations conducted by our experienced group of attorney-investigators. Our attorneys have conducted hundreds of investigations for private companies, for-profit companies, non-profit companies, cities, counties, and state agencies, school districts, community college districts, and other special districts. For more information, please visit our Workplace Investigations page here.
The Neutral Solutions Team at Weintraub Tobin specializes in training supervisors on various workplace issues, including preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; workplace health and safety; and managing leave laws. For more information, please visit our Trainings page here.
Congratulations to our client in its closing today of the sale of 621 Capitol Mall in Sacramento, California. We are pleased to have represented them in the sale of this trophy property, to a major institutional investor.
SACRAMENTO – Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that Lukas Clary has been elevated to Shareholder. Lukas is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. Lukas has experience representing clients in all aspects of employment litigation. He regularly handles claims involving allegations of workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, unpaid overtime and wages, missed meal and rest periods, and class actions. He also regularly counsels clients on compliance and litigation avoidance strategies.