David Rosenfeld

Labor department sues Google over pay data

David Rosenfeld quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 4, 2017

David Rosenfeld… said that in general, it’s unusual for companies to not comply with the department’s request, and that the employee contact information is not something that members of the public can see under a Freedom of Information Act request. The Department of Labor may need the contact information of employees to talk to them to make sure that the salary information is accurate, he said.

Hillary Clinton boosts workers, blasts Uber

David Rosenfeld quoted in U.S. News & World Report, July 13, 2015

“When you use contractors you don’t have to pay taxes on them – you don’t have to provide workers compensation, you don’t have to worry about discrimination lawsuits, you don’t have to worry about union issues, and you don’t have to pay overtime,” he says. “The disincentive of using contractors is that you lose the right to tell them how to work, how to behave, how to dress. You lose control of your brand that you would have with employees.”

Why the California ruling on Uber should frighten the sharing economy

David Rosenfeld quoted byTime.com, June 17, 2015

“This is big, high stakes problem for them,” Rosenfeld says. While Uber emphasizes that the labor commission ruling is only about the status of a single driver, he notes that if Uber beats Berwick in court that doesn’t bar other drivers from bringing similar claims.

Teacher refuses to sign controversial Catholic teacher’s contract

David Rosenfeld quoted by KTVU Online, May 13, 2014

Alameda attorney, David Rosenfeld, who teaches at the University of California-Berkeley law school, says the Diocese’s actions are protected under the First Amendment. “They have the right to say you must be a representative of the faith and you must act in your private capacity just like in your teaching capacity as a representative of the faith,” Rosenfeld said.

National Labor Relations Board official’s ruling may impact UC Berkeley athletes

David Rosenfeld quoted in the Daily Californian, April 4, 2014

While UC Berkeley law lecturer David Rosenfeld, a practicing labor lawyer, supports the ability of college athletes to unionize, he acknowledges that organizing will be difficult because “every four years the workers leave and they don’t have a long-term interest.”… He said collegiate athletes at public and private schools could refuse to play before a game, demanding that their union is recognized by the university.

With strike on horizon, public labor board issues complaint

David Rosenfeld cited in The Daily Californian, March 20, 2014

The issuance of a complaint … only means the board believes there is sufficient evidence to go forward with a hearing or settlement conference, not that the university is at fault, said David Rosenfeld, a lecturer specializing in labor relations at the UC Berkeley School of Law.

BART unions sue over labor contract

David Rosenfeld quoted in Contra Costa Times, December 3, 2013

It is “totally unprecedented for an employer, after extensive negotiations and where they have signed off on (individual tentative agreements), to later come back and say, ‘Oh, we made a mistake,'” said veteran labor attorney and Boalt law school professor David Rosenfeld, whose firm represents SEIU Local 1021.

Dawn of the digital sweatshop

David Rosenfeld quoted in East Bay Express, August 1, 2012

“The problem is that nobody really steps up as the employer—nobody says you’re really responsible for paying me for my time,” said Rosenfeld.