Author Archives: Ira Rosenblatt


Here Come Swipe Fees.

For decades, California law has prohibited “retailers” from adding a surcharge when consumers choose to use a credit card instead of paying with cash. A retailer is defined as someone who sells goods or services or anything else of value, but excludes government entities …


Independent Contractor or Employee?

Thanks to two legal results last week involving the popular ride-sharing companies, Uber and Lyft – each of whom considers its drivers as independent contractors, not employees – it seemed timely to revisit this issue.  Businesses often prefer to classify people as …


True North

Those who know me know that John R. Wooden is one of the most inspirational figures in my life. Though I did not personally know John Wooden, I am fortunate to have met him on several occasions and enjoyed his company …