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image Classifying workers in California just got more difficult. Employers will need to take extra care when deciding on whether an individual they hire is classified as an employee or independent contractor. Making the wrong decision can result in significant fines and penalties for the employer, or even time-consuming and expensive litigation. A recent ruling by […] continue reading this post


job killer bills in california This week, CalChamber released its annual list of “job killer” bills. According to CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, “Each bill on this year’s job killer list poses a threat to certainty for employers and investors in our state.” Additionally, the listed bills are found by CalChamber to have a “cumulative negative impact on the […] continue reading this post


image As part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against employees “based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.” While most of these characteristics are straightforward, one in particular is often left open to interpretation. Over the years, U.S. circuit and federal courts have expanded the definition of […] continue reading this post


image California employers may not like what they see during the state’s 2018 legislative session. Now that the deadline for introducing new bills has passed, we can see what has been submitted, and get an idea of where this year’s focus will be. Once again, it appears the focus is on imposing new requirements or obligations […] continue reading this post


Between mandatory notices, new minimum wage requirements, and the new laws signed by Jerry Brown, California employers have quite a few items to add to their to-do list in the coming weeks. Reports, Notices, and Forms: Distribute Summary Annual Report for a calendar year plan to plan participants. If an extension was filed for Form […] continue reading this post