Employers Have to Reimburse Workers for Work-Related Cell Phone Expenses Even if Employees Have Unlimited Plans

Employees often do not think they are entitled to reimbursement of cell phone expenses if they have an unlimited plan.  Likewise, employers may also presume that they are under no obligation to reimburse their employees for using cell phones for work-related issues if the employees have an unlimited plan.  However,Gear-and-Gavel_gold they are incorrect.

Under California Labor Code section 2802, an employer must indemnify employees for all expenses incurred as a result of performing their duties.  Continue reading “Employers Have to Reimburse Workers for Work-Related Cell Phone Expenses Even if Employees Have Unlimited Plans”

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California Labor Commissioner Ruling that Uber Driver is an Employee is a Potential Big Win for California Employees

The California Labor Commissioner’s ruling this week that Uber drivers must be considered employees, not independent contractors, is a big step forward for the rights of hundreds of thousands of drivers in California. Although this ruling applies only to the driver Barbara Ann Berwick, who brought this complaint, it pavesGear-and-Gavel_gold the way for class action lawsuits that could force the company to fundamentally change the way it does business.  Continue reading “California Labor Commissioner Ruling that Uber Driver is an Employee is a Potential Big Win for California Employees”

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