Labor and Employment Law

Ca. Labor & Emp't Rev. May 2021, Volume 35, No. 3

MCLE Self-Study: THE NEW ABC’S OF CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW

By Shannon Liss-Riordan and Anastasia Doherty

Shannon Liss-Riordan has brought and won groundbreaking lawsuits that have shaped the law protecting workers in multiple industries, such as Dynamex Ops. W. v. Superior Court and Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising Int’l, Inc. She is currently representing workers in a number of cases against "gig economy" companies that save on labor costs by misclassifying employees as independent contractors. She represents employees nationally, at the trial court and appellate levels. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College, Ms. Liss-Riordan co-founded Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C. Anastasia Doherty is an associate at Lichten & Liss-Riordan. A dedicated workers’ rights advocate, who proudly represents workers asserting wage-and-hour and individual discrimination claims against their employers, she is currently involved in a number of cases in which employees have been misclassified as independent contractors, such as Uber and Lyft. Ms. Doherty attended Georgetown University, where she studied English and Justice & Peace, and went on to attend Northeastern University School of Law. The authors can be contacted at (617) 9945800, info@llrlaw.com.

INTRODUCTION

THE "ABC" TEST COMES TO CALIFORNIA

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