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The number of misclassification suits filed within a variety of industries has increased over the years. Despite there being numerous legislations and laws that aim to make compliance less difficult, employee classification continues to be a serious matter that many businesses encounter due to its complex nature. To help you better understand the employee classification landscape, we have put together everything you should know about exempt and nonexempt employees. How Are Employees Classified Under California Law? To properly classify each worker, businesses must discern whether a worker must be an employee or could potentially be classified as an independent [...]
Employment laws are regularly changing, and to stay compliant with all the updates, employers need to stay up to date on laws that can potentially affect their business. Recently, a Ninth Circuit panel partially upheld Assembly Bill 51 (AB 51) in a 2-1 split decision, which pertains to a specific condition of employment. To help you better understand and navigate this amendment regarding arbitration agreements, we have put together everything you need to know about the Ninth Circuit Ruling and AB 51. What is AB 51? AB 51 is a state law enacted in January 2020 that prohibits California [...]
Nonprofit organizations are an essential business sector that focus on not only raising awareness for honorable causes but also on generating enough revenue to continue their outreach and compensate their employees. As is the case with anyone who hires a workforce and relies on external funding to operate, there are potential legal risks and compliance violations that can unexpectedly arise. To help nonprofit organizations focus on helping their communities, we’ve put together the top 10 legal risks facing nonprofits and how to avoid them: 1. Conflict of Interest Policies Conflicts of interest are a common issue in every workplace. [...]
If you own a business or are an employer responsible for the wellbeing of any size workforce, lawsuits and business disputes will always be a stressor that you try your best to avoid. You not only have to worry about your brand reputation when a disgruntled employee makes a claim but how it will affect the financial stability of the company that you have worked hard to build. To help you and your facilities steer clear of the hefty fines associated with these lawsuits, we have compiled vital information on 3 of the most common litigation risks for businesses. [...]
California’s worker landscape has significantly changed in the age of AB5. Many workers have forcibly been reclassified as independent contractors to stay compliant with the new standard set forth in Assembly Bill 5, but this has just led to a rise in misclassification suits for many employers. We don’t expect this increase to stop any time soon, especially in light of the recent ruling deeming Prop 22 as unconstitutional. What is Proposition 22? Proposition 22 reclassifies app-based drivers as independent contractors instead of employees, providing them with fewer labor protections under state law. Under this law, app-based drivers are [...]
There has been a growing number of misclassification suits filed within a myriad of industries, the non-profit industry included. Although legislation has made an attempt to make compliance easier for employers, worker classification is still a major issue that many nonprofit organizations face due to its complex landscape. For those looking to gain a better understanding of non-profit worker classification, we break down the implications of classifying workers as independent contractors, exempt employees, and non-exempt employees. Why Is Worker Classification Important? Employee classification is a hot topic among nonprofits nationwide due to its complex nature. Because many nonprofits hire [...]