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September 24, 2020

Estate Planning and Trust Preparation The SECURE Act

Estate Planning and Trust Preparation The SECURE Act

You may or may not have read that a change in retirement planning has been made by the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, which was incorporated into last year’s end-of-year spending bill and signed by the President on December 20, 2019. While we are not able address every piece of legislation that may impact the estate plans of our clients, this new Act is one with such broad impact that we believe it is important enough to make an exception.

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September 2, 2020

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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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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July 29, 2020

School is Back in Session Soon: What Employers Need to Know

Although the new school year is scheduled to start in August for many school-age children, Governor Newsom recently announced that schools within Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties, amongst others, must remain closed for in-classroom instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 17, 2020

Governor Newsom Allocates Over $21 Million to Target Misclassification of Independent Contractors

Governor Newsom Allocates Over $21 Million to Target Misclassification of Independent Contractors

As employers continue to face great hardships in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, late last month California allocated $21.68 million dollars of its 2020-2021 budget to ensuring compliance with A.B. 5, the law that limits the use of independent contractors in favor of hiring employees.

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