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California AB 5 - What You Need To Know

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 14, 2020 1:19:00 PM

AB 5, also referred to as the “gig worker bill,” went into effect on January 1, 2020 and requires that companies with independent contractors reclassify them as employees, with a few exceptions.

 

This new law was introduced by California assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and endorsed by Governor Gavin Newsom and signed by the Governor on September 18th, 2019. 

The bill essentially expands on a ruling made in a case that reached the California Supreme Court in 2018, Dynamex Operations West, Inc. vs. Superior Court of Los Angeles.

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Topics: independent contractors, california labor law, employee classification, gig economy, Dynamex

HR Compliance And California Labor Law In 2020: Update

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 9, 2020 12:42:00 PM

A new year and a new quarter brings a great deal to do and take care of. And it’s easy to lose track of new laws that can impact your business. 2020 is no different.

 

The 2019 California legislative session brought us a number of significant employment law changes and additions. Here is a brief overview and summary of some key labor laws that can fundamentally impact your business.

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Topics: california labor law, labor law compliance, california minimum wage, employee classification, paid family leave

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

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