Compilations by Ben Ebbink, Fisher/Phillips (via email)
Trucking (FAAAA Preemption) California Trucking Association v. Becerra (S.D. Cal.)§ Preliminary injunction granted 1/16/2020.
California v. Cal Cartage Transportation (Los Angeles Superior Court)§ Preempted by FAAAA (1/8/2020).•
Uber/Postmates (Equal Protection, Due Process, Impairment of Contract) oOlson et. al v. State of California (C.D. Cal.)§ Preliminary injunction hearing 2/7/2020.•
Freelance Journalists American Society of Journalists and Authors v. Becerra (C.D. Cal).§ Preliminary injunction hearing 3/9/2020.•
Court Reporters (Equal Protection) Williams, Weisberg & Weisberg v. State of California (Sacramento Superior Court)
AB 1850 (Gonzalez) – placeholder bill •AB 1925 (Obernolte) – small business exemption •
AB 1928 (Kiley) – repeal AB 5; replace with Borello•ACA 19 (Kiley) – replace with Borello•
SB 806 (Grove) – placeholder bill •SB 867 (Bates) – newspaper delivery exemption •
SB 868 (Bates) – freelance journalist exemption •
SB 875 (Grove) – interpreters/translators exemption •
SB 881 (Jones) – musician exemption Initiative•“Changes Employment Classification Rules for App-Based Transportation and Delivery Drivers. Initiative Statute.”o Cleared for circulation (must gather 623,212 signatures by 6/30/2020 to qualify for the November 2020 ballot).
From Scott Lays “The Nooner”:
AB 5 (Gonzalez): A court reporting company has sued the state over the new limitations on independent contractors. The plaintiffs allege that the law as applied violates the equal protection clause of the California constitution as it applies to independent contractor court reporters, since similar licensed professions were given an exemption in AB 5. But the sweet spot of the pleading is that the firm — Williams, Weisburg & Weisburg, d/b/a Diamond Court Reports — lists several agencies with which they currently have contractors, including the California Department of Justice which will be defending the law.