While the Department of Labor inches closer to making a final decision on proposed overtime eligibility, the state of California is still debating the definition of an independent contractor. Both pending decisions will have a significant impact on California employers, workers and the state's business climate.
With the addition of new legal restrictions being placed on HR and hiring managers in California, caution and strict compliance has become essential. Even seemingly innocent questions can land employers in legal hot water as the result of a complaint filed by a disgruntled interviewee.
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With the recent spate of new California labor laws adding to employer's bureaucratic burden, and the rise of the #MeToo-inspired lawsuits, the judicial climate for California employers is becoming increasingly oppressive. With massive jury awards being handed out regularly, it pays to be diligent with compliance.
Claims against employers and employee lawsuits are on the rise. And, in some states such as California, the laws tend to favor the employees in many cases. HR and management best practices are needed to avoid and minimize the instances of costly claims and litigation.
Many organizations bring on new employees at the start of a new year and the process can be both exciting and overwhelming for the new hire. But it can be a challenge for management, as well, because onboarding effectively and successfully requires planning and intention.
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