Tyler Reed is a senior trial paralegal at Callahan and Blaine, a law firm based out of Santa Ana, California. As a trial paralegal of almost a decade, he prepares technical exhibits and demonstrations in court to help his attorney win cases.
The Sacramento Bee is one of California’s oldest newspapers. For decades, they had misclassified their newspaper delivery carriers as independent contractors. While the carriers had signed contracts with the Bee and were managed, trained, and supervised by them, they had little or no right to negotiate the terms of their contract. This meant that the newspaper avoided paying taxes and other employee benefits.
Tyler’s firm represented the carriers in a class-action lawsuit against The Bee to seek mileage reimbursements - and the carriers won in 2014.