Labor & Employment RoundtableDecember 1, 2014 – Article
Rain may not be reliable in California but changes in employment law are hardy perennials. This year’s crop includes a new state law that mandates near-universal sick leave, another that makes employers liable for actions by their labor contractors, multiple court decisions on determining whether an independent contractor is really an employee, and provocative initiatives by the National Labor Relations Board against nonunion employers. California Lawyer discussed these issues with James R. Evans of Alston & Bird; Molly L. Kaban of Hanson Bridgett; Wendy E. Lane of Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger; Chaya M. Mandelbaum of Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe; and Sandra L. Rappaport of Hanson Bridgett. The roundtable was moderated by California Lawyer and reported by Cherree P. Peterson of Barkley Court Reporters.