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

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

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

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