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California AB 5 - What You Need To Know

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 14, 2020 1:19:00 PM

AB 5, also referred to as the “gig worker bill,” went into effect on January 1, 2020 and requires that companies with independent contractors reclassify them as employees, with a few exceptions.

 

This new law was introduced by California assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and endorsed by Governor Gavin Newsom and signed by the Governor on September 18th, 2019. 

The bill essentially expands on a ruling made in a case that reached the California Supreme Court in 2018, Dynamex Operations West, Inc. vs. Superior Court of Los Angeles.

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Topics: independent contractors, california labor law, employee classification, gig economy, Dynamex

HR Compliance And California Labor Law In 2020: Update

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 9, 2020 12:42:00 PM

A new year and a new quarter brings a great deal to do and take care of. And it’s easy to lose track of new laws that can impact your business. 2020 is no different.

 

The 2019 California legislative session brought us a number of significant employment law changes and additions. Here is a brief overview and summary of some key labor laws that can fundamentally impact your business.

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Topics: california labor law, labor law compliance, california minimum wage, employee classification, paid family leave

Employers And Political Activity In The Workplace

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 7, 2019 1:57:09 PM

Political expression has always been part of the workplace and addressing employee's political behavior at work has always been a challenge. And it's only gotten harder.

 

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Topics: policies and procedures, california labor law, policy manuals, social media, NLRA

Hiring Best Practices California Employers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 17, 2019 2:38:24 PM

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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Topics: recruiting and hiring, california labor law, california labor laws, discrimination, compliance mistakes

Rest Break Exceptions For California Workers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 3, 2019 6:57:00 AM

Most all California employees are guaranteed to be provided with uninterrupted rest breaks during the course of their workday. This is in keeping with current California labor law. However, some workers in certain industries are no longer bound to the same mandates.

 

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Topics: HR compliance, california labor law, meal and rest breaks, california break laws, rest breaks

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