Hessam Parzivand

Uber and Lyft Settle Cases with Drivers

Ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft have recently been working on class-action settlements concerning the classification of their drivers as independent contractors. Both companies are seeking to avoid the benefits drivers might be given if a court were to find… Continue Reading →

A Hostile Boss Does Not Equal A Legally Hostile Environment – Hessam Parzivand

Proving that an actionable harassment claim has to be based on a protected characteristic, an appeals court dismissed the claims of a male employee whose male supervisor allegedly squeezed his nipples and the nipples of several male co-workers. The Eight… Continue Reading →

Uber Drivers And The Blurred Line Between Employees and Contractors

The California Labor Commission recently determined that an Uber driver was an employee rather than an independent contractor, generating national headlines today. In essence, the California decision states that Uber is a taxi service, and that the drivers of a… Continue Reading →

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