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In Seattle, select Uber and Lyft drivers will soon have the right to unionize. Drivers at both companies are currently considered independent contractors – and the companies would like to keep it that way. Uber in particular is pushing back and cautioning that the future of ride sharing is at stake. This is the first law of its kind dealing with the transportation side of the sharing economy; Nemeth Law attorney Mike Bommarito takes a closer look at the issues. Read More ›

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A recent Michigan Court of Appeals case emphasizes the importance for employers in carefully drafting arbitration agreements, to ensure that clear notice is provided to an employee that he or she is waiving the right to litigate statutory discrimination claims in court. In the case, Shaya v. City of Hamtramck, plaintiff Steve Shaya was employed by the City of Hamtramck as its Director of Public Services under a written employment agreement. Shaya was later terminated by the City, based on allegations of malfeasance in the performance of his duties. Shaya sued in state court, alleging ethnicity discrimination in violation of Michigan’s Civil Rights Act (CRA) and its Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (WPA). Read More ›

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