In order to properly defend against ADA website accessibility lawsuits you must understand the requirements of the law and take proactive steps to ensure your website adheres to them.
The number of website accessibility lawsuits filed under Title III of the ADA in 2018 reached more than 2,250 in total. This is an increase of 177 percent over the 814 lawsuits from the year before.
A strong economy in California has allowed the state to finally pay off its federal unemployment insurance loans. This means that the state federal unemployment tax (FUTA) rates should go back to the minimum rates by the end of 2018.
payroll tax filing,
FUTA credit reduction,
The California Supreme Court recently issued a major decision establishing a new misclassification test based on the presumption that all workers are employees.
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.
Until the federal government finalizes new rules regarding the salary floor for exempting employees from overtime pay, the current provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) still apply.
As of January 1, 2018 California's overtime minimum wage is one and a half times the current California minimum wage rates of $10.50 per hour for businesses employing 26 or more workers. For those employers with 25 or less, the current wage is set at a minimum of $10.50 per hour.
minimum wage law,
california labor laws,
The ongoing issue of the Department of Labor's 2016 Final Rule took another turn recently. The DOL filed to overturn part of the court injunction issued in September 2016.
In late 2016, under President Obama, the DOL issued what was called the Final Rule, which would have raised the salary threshold for overtime eligibility from $455 per week to $913 per week.
wage and hour compliance