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Employers Win In Recent Employee Classification Ruling

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 19, 2019 11:06:53 AM

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued an employer-friendly decision for determining whether workers are employees or independent contractors.

 

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Topics: independent contractors, employee classification, gig economy, NLRA, Title VII

Overtime Rules And Employee Classification

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 22, 2019 12:54:08 PM

While the Department of Labor inches closer to making a final decision on proposed overtime eligibility, the state of California is still debating the definition of an independent contractor. Both pending decisions will have a significant impact on California employers, workers and the state's business climate.

 

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Topics: independent contractors, overtime pay, employee classification, dol fsla, final rule

California Labor Law 2018 Updates Of Note

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 27, 2018 12:24:20 PM

Hundreds of new laws are passed each year in California and many of them directly impact employers and their workers. While some are specifically “labor laws”, other simply affect how and what employers can or cannot do.

 

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Topics: independent contractors, labor law compliance, employee classification, employee lawsuits, ABC Test

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

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

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