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Impeachment Inquiry of Donald Trump: How Impeachment Works

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“A whistleblower complaint is an accusation that violates a certain conduct and/or law that may cause damage to public safety, waste tax dollars, or violate public trust in an honest, accountable government,” according to Workplace Fairness. A whistleblower is someone whose identity stays anonymous due to the level of secrecy and possible illegality of the complaint.

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The Corporate Media Failed to Warn Us About the Trump Admin’s Attack on LGBTQ Workers

Andy Lee Roth and April Anderson

Why Workers Like Victoria Need The PRO Act Now

Tom Conway

California Flexes its Muscles to Remind Fitness Studio Owners that Fitness Trainers are Employees, not Independent Contractors

Patrick R. Kitchin

Kamala Harris goes big and bold with proposal for six months of paid family leave

Laura Clawson

Economy Gains 136,000 Jobs in September; Unemployment Declines to 3.5%

Kenneth Quinnell

Treated Like Meat

Lauren Kaori Gurley

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Gonzales v. San Gabriel Transit

Plaintiff filed a putative class action against SGT, alleging that SGT violated various provisions of the Labor Code and Industrial Welfare Commission's (IWC) wage orders by misclassifying drivers as independent contractors. While this appeal was pending, the California Supreme Court decided Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903, in which it adopted the "ABC test" used in other jurisdictions to streamline and provide consistency in analyzing the distinction between employees and independent contractors for purposes of wage order claims.

Because the trial court did not have the benefit of Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, the court reversed and remanded for further proceedings.

October 9, 2019

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