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Form I-9: Compliance and Risks

Form I-9: Compliance and Risks

Hiring lawful permanent residents as employees gives employers the ability to pull from a larger pool of eligible workers and brings added diversity to their company. However, with these benefits comes a small amount of risk. Compliance with I-9 reporting requirements...

Coronavirus: Are You Liable for Workplace Exposure?

Coronavirus: Are You Liable for Workplace Exposure?

The outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - a respiratory virus that can cause fever, cough, difficulty breathing and, in less than 3% of cases, death - has caused panic among citizens in areas where patients have been identified. This particular outbreak...

Federal Judge Blocks California’s Mandatory Arbitration Law

Federal Judge Blocks California’s Mandatory Arbitration Law

Since the passing of AB 51, a law that prohibits employers from requiring an applicant or employee to sign an arbitration agreement as a condition of employment, business advocates have been fighting for reprieve. A coalition of business groups led by the United...

California Businesses Fight Against AB 5

California Businesses Fight Against AB 5

The passing of Assembly Bill 5 has caused an uproar across multiple industries and both employers and contractors adjust to the changes. AB 5 was signed into law to clarify and codify the California Appeals Court’s 2018 decision to adopt the “ABC” test as a standard...

Are You Ready for the New 2020 Form W-4?

Are You Ready for the New 2020 Form W-4?

January 2020 has brought about a plethora of employment-related legislative changes, some leaving employers more confused than others. Next on the list of complicated adjustments is new tax paperwork from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).After the Tax Cuts and Jobs...

2020 Brings Changes to Cal/OSHA Reporting

2020 Brings Changes to Cal/OSHA Reporting

Be safety aware and lower your workers’ compensation premiums.On January 1, 2020, changes to Cal/OSHA’s reporting requirements went into effect, making them even more specific than before and adding confusion for employers in the state who are struggling to juggle...

Injunctions for New CA Laws: What Does It Mean for Employers?

Injunctions for New CA Laws: What Does It Mean for Employers?

Thanks to a busy legislative season, a slew of new laws went into effect on January 1st, 2020. Some of the new laws signed by Governor Newsom were very widely criticized by business groups across the state due, in part, to the vague wording within the language that...

Employee Lawsuits Continue to Grow

Employee Lawsuits Continue to Grow

Lawsuits against a business are already common in this heavily litigious day and age. Typically they come from consumers, but employment claims have seen a sharp increase in recent years. When a lawsuit stems from an employee it can be incredibly costly for employers,...

2020 Employee Handbook Compliance Requirements

2020 Employee Handbook Compliance Requirements

Your employee handbook should serve as a compass by which each employee can easily navigate your organization’s policies and procedures. Clearly defined employee policies are the key to good employee relations and avoiding potential liability issues. An outdated...