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California Labor Law Update 2020

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 25, 2020 8:00:07 AM

Amid the current COVID-19 crisis and the fallout from it, there are other California labor law issues that employers should keep on their radar.


California, like many other states, has adopted a "living wage" initiative to gradually increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Topics: payroll management, california labor law, labor law compliance, california minimum wage, COVID-19

Governor's Executive Order Provides Relief For California Employers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 7, 2020 12:13:03 PM

On March 17, 2020, California Governor Newsom issued an executive order that suspended certain provisions of the California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.


The goal is to provide businesses with some relief from the unprecedented actions being taken to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Retroactive as of March 4, 2020, which is when a State of Emergency was declared in California, the order will be in effect through the end of this emergency. The order suspends penalty provisions of the California WARN Act, including the noncompliance remedies of back pay, other damages, and civil penalties.

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Topics: california labor law, coronavirus, COVID-19, layoffs, WARN Act

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

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