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Employee Classification, The ABC Test, And California Employers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Aug 8, 2018 11:44:49 AM

What was once a common approach to an alternative business model in California is being threatened. Building a workforce primarily of independent contractors may no longer be a viable option for California employers.

In 2018, California’s Supreme Court ruled on Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County. Their ruling has now made it more difficult for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors.

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Topics: benefits, gig economy, contractors, independent contractors, employee classification

Independent Contractor Status Is Now Threatened In California

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 26, 2018 11:30:33 AM

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.

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Topics: gig economy, independent contractors, employee classification, DOL, compliance mistakes

Update On Employee Classification For California Employers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 5, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Hiring independent contractors can be a truly cost-effective solution for many businesses. But managing the proper employee classification compliance is challenging. Now it has just gotten harder.

On April 30, 2018 the California Supreme Court ruled on a case involving the status of independent contractors versus employees. Unfortunately for employers in California, the ruling in the appeal of Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County has made the determination test much more stringent.

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Topics: independent contractors, employee classification, exempt employees, employee lawsuits, wage and hour compliance

Be Clear On Employee Classification Rules

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 13, 2018 8:38:44 AM

Employers look for ways to reduce their overhead and employee salaries are often a large portion of that. But cutting corners with employee classification can be costly.

It can be tempting for employers and businesses in California to take administrative shortcuts when changing employee's classification.

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Topics: employee classification, exempt employees, overtime pay, independent contractors, 1099-MISC

Minimum Wage In California Will Increase On January 1, 2018

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 12, 2017 10:12:46 AM

When it comes to minimum wage, California ranks as one of the highest in the nation. And there are cities in California with an even higher minimum wage.

California minimum wage is currently at $10.50 per hour for employers with 26 or more workers. For those businesses employing 25 or less, the minimum wage in California is set at $10.00 for 2017.

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Topics: california minimum wage, minimum wage San Francisco, minimum wage law, california labor law, employee classification

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