September 2, 2020

What Failing to Comply with AB-5 Could Cost Your Business

What Failing to Comply with AB-5 Could Cost Your Business

California Assembly Bill-5 (AB-5), which took effect January 1, 2020 in the State of California, created a three-pronged test to determine whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor. This test, referred to as the ABC Test, starts with the presumption that all workers are employees (except in certain specified exempted industries or job functions) unless the company that hires them can prove the following three things:

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September 2, 2020

California Employment Bills to Watch

California Employment Bills to Watch

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires that have plagued California in 2020, California legislators have been hard at work drafting bills that will affect California employers.

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August 22, 2020

Employers Beware: Bonus Compensation  May Result in Additional Overtime Pay

Employers Beware: Bonus Compensation May Result in Additional Overtime Pay

It is not uncommon for employers to compensate employees with non-discretionary bonuses to reward them for their hard work.  However, what employers commonly fail to do is factor in those non-discretionary bonus payments when calculating the amount of overtime pay owed to employees.

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August 18, 2020

Are Your Employee’s Paystubs a Ticking Time Bomb?

Are Your Employee’s Paystubs a Ticking Time Bomb?

Wage statements, often known as paystubs, are not usually at the forefront of the minds of business owners. Employers typically view wage statements as nothing more than a vehicle to record how much the employee earned and has been paid. However, Plaintiff lawyers have turned wage statement violations into big business, using them to generate enormous claims against employers.

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August 7, 2020

The Department of Industrial Relations Issues New Guidance

The Department of Industrial Relations Issues New Guidance

The Department of Industrial Relations ("DIR") recently published "Safe Reopening FAQs for Workers and Employers" to address various workplace-related issues as California proceeds through its Resilience Roadmap.

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