Newslinks for 11-13-18

San Diego Court: Stringent independent contractor test limited to claims based on wage orders

November 12, 2018 | San Diego Union Tribune
The San Diego division of the California Court of Appeal has ruled that the California Supreme Court’s stringent three-part test companies must satisfy to classify a worker as an independent contractor, rather than an employee, applies only to worker claims based on wage orders issued by the Industrial Welfare Commission and not claims based on other employment laws.

Lawsuits targeting business websites over ADA violations are on the rise

November 11, 2018 | Los Angeles Times
The boutique Avanti Hotel is known for its poolside, dog-friendly rooms. Yet its website uses the valuable opening page not to highlight the Palm Springs inn’s amenities, but to explain, in stark black letters on a plain white background, that the Avanti violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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