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Uber Slapped With Worker Misclassifiation Lawsuit

Uber Slapped With Worker Misclassifiation Lawsuit

- Bloomberg BNA

Latest Development: Uber Technologies Inc. faces a nationwide class action alleging the company illegally classifies its drivers as independent contractors and cheats them out of overtime wages and tips.

Potential Impact: The action could compel the courts to clarify whether gig economy companies such as Uber, Lyft, GrubHub, Upwork, Fiverr and Thumbtack can characterize their workers as independent contractors or traditional employees entitled to protections under federal labor laws....


Pharma CEO ‘Reckless’ in Not Disclosing Swiss Account: Government

Pharma CEO ‘Reckless’ in Not Disclosing Swiss Account: Government

- Bloomberg BNA
  • Claims taxpayer was warned by accountant of illegal conduct
  • Appeal puts government at risk of losing first FBAR disclosure circuit court case

The CEO of a pharmaceutical manufacturing company acted recklessly when he failed to disclose a Swiss bank account he owned, and isn’t entitled to a refund on a penalty he paid for his failure, the government said....


California State Auditor Finds $40,000 in Wasted Tax Dollars

California State Auditor Finds $40,000 in Wasted Tax Dollars

- Bloomberg BNA
The California State Auditor identified almost $40,000 in inappropriate state expenditures as part of its investigative report on improper governmental activities.
The March 2 report, presented pursuant to the California Whistleblower Protection Act, outlines 10 “substantiated allegations” involving state agencies and colleges. The auditor detailed examples of inappropriate expenditures, including misuse of state time and resources, inaccurate attendance records and improper...

Molina Accused of Underpaying Thousands of Doctors in California

Molina Accused of Underpaying Thousands of Doctors in California

- Bloomberg BNA
  • Medicaid underpayment “not unique to California,” plaintiff says
  • Molina: Claims lack merit; payments have been made

Molina Healthcare of California Inc. has been hit with a proposed class action by a physician who says he and hundreds or even thousands of other doctors didn’t receive proper compensation for serving Medicaid patients (Figueroa v. Molina Healthcare of Cal., Inc., Cal. Super. Ct., No. BC645344, filed 12/30/16)....


Ride-Sharing Company Faces Nationwide FLSA Lawsuit

Ride-Sharing Company Faces Nationwide FLSA Lawsuit

- Bloomberg BNA
Uber Technologies Inc., fresh off a $100 million settlement with drivers in California and Massachusetts, now faces a nationwide class action that claims the on-demand ride-sharing company illegally classified drivers as independent contractors and denied them overtime wages and tips (Trosper v. Uber Techs. Inc., N.D. Ill., No. 1:16-cv-04842, complaint filed 5/1/16).
The lawsuit, filed in Illinois, listed the company and Uber's chief executive, Travis Kalanick, as defendants and included...