While employers may not be able to stop all harassment in the workplace, steps can and should be taken to minimize and actively discourage illegal behavior. In fact, it is required that employers do so.
California’s Supreme Court ruling in the appeal of Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County issued on April 30, 2018, has made the determination test much more stringent. With this single decision, the court has essentially transformed millions of independent contractors into full-time employees.
When most businesses are in their beginning stages, payroll management is typically a fairly simple task. Often, depending on the size of the start-up, it can be the owner managing payroll. The bookkeeping is usually straightforward, and payroll consisted of the owner and maybe just a few employees.
The larger your company becomes, the more time-consuming and complex your payroll functions become. And the never-ending parade of federal and state regulations and changes doesn't help.