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California’s “Gig Economy” Law: What AB-5 Means for Employees
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Dancer Rights on Friday, May 28, 2021.
Last year, in what can be seen as a revolutionary victory for gig economy workers in California, the California AB-5, or Assembly Bill 5, was passed. The AB-5 is a state statute that expands on a landmark case from 2018 in the Supreme Court of California (Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court), …
U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Uber’s Bid to End “Contractor Lawsuit”
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Labor Laws on Friday, May 28, 2021.
  On Monday, May 17, 2021, the United States Supreme Court rejected Uber’s bid to avoid a lawsuit over whether drivers for UberBLACK – the rideshare company’s limousine platform – are employees and not independent contractors. According to Reuters, and reported on every major online media platform soon after, the Supreme Court’s reason …
Judge Reopens Collective Action Against Palm Springs Gentleman’s Club
By stephen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Dancer Rights on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
On Thursday, March 4, 2021, United States District Judge for the Central District of California, the Honorable Jesus G. Bernal, issued an Order granting plaintiffs’ motion to reopen a collective action against a Palm Springs-based gentleman’s club, Showgirls.     Kristensen LLP had brought a number of claims to court which rested on the …
Kristensen LLP Files Lawsuit Against Gentlemen’s Club in Virginia Beach
By stephen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Dancer Rights on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
February 11, 2021 – Virginia Beach, Virginia   On Thursday, February 11, 2021, Attorney John Kristensen of Kristensen LLP filed a Complaint on behalf of their client in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division.   The lawsuit was filed against a gentlemen’s club located in Virginia …
U.S. District Court Judge Rules in Favor of Kristensen LLP Client – Dancers Are NOT Independent Contractors
By stephen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Dancer Rights on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
February 12, 2021 – Tampa, Florida   On Friday, February 12, 2021, United States District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington ruled that, “within the meaning of the FLSA,” that Kristensen LLP’s client, “Kristin”, was an employee of the gentlemen’s club at which she was employed.   The case was brought by Kristensen LLP …
Should Dancers Be Considered Independent Contractors? Experts Weigh In
By stephen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Dancer Rights on Monday, January 25, 2021.
Labor disputes commonly arise out of the gig industry. Especially within the last year, the economic disaster relief legislation passed by the federal government highlighted the financial implications of how workers should be classified. In the entertainment industry, dancers are often hired as independent contractors, as club owners prefer their talent to classify …
In California, Can My Employer Ask Me to Work When I Am Sick?
By stephen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Monday, August 24, 2020.
Your health should always be your top priority, and it’s also important for the health and well-being of those who come into contact with you. In general, it’s a collective responsibility to be aware of when we may be becoming ill, or if we’ve been exposed to anything contagious that could be passed …
How Long After A Workplace Injury Does Your Employer Need to Wait Before Asking You to Return To Work
By stephen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Monday, August 24, 2020.
When you’re injured on the job, there can be a lot of associated anxiety. Am I okay? Will I make a full recovery? Is my employer angry? Will I lose my job? When can I return to work? What does the process of getting workers’ compensation look like? The first and most important …
Kristensen LLP Files Federal Lawsuit Against Skin Gentlemen’s Club in Los Angeles
By stephen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Dancer Rights on Friday, June 19, 2020.
In February 2020, Kristensen LLP filed a lawsuit in federal court against Skin Gentlemen’s Club (“Skin”) for violating employment laws.  Skin is located in Los Angeles at the intersection of Robertson and Venice Boulevard, at the border with Culver City. The lawsuit alleges that Skin violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by …
Kristensen LLP Files Federal Lawsuit Against HI LITER in Phoenix
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Dancer Rights on Friday, May 15, 2020.
Kristensen LLP with its partners on the Dancers Rights team, filed a federal lawsuit against HI LITER in federal court. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff and other dancers were misclassified as “independent contractors”, actually forced to pay “house fees” just to work, and then forced to fork over some of their tips. …