Employment Law Blogs2021-02-04T14:33:23-08:00

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How much will a lawsuit cost me?

Lawsuits can typically be a lengthy process with multiple fees, but do you know how much it will actually cost your business if someone sues you? Read on below to understand the different factors that go into determining litigation costs and better prepare yourself and company. What are Litigation Costs? Litigation costs are the overall amount of money you would spend on a lawsuit. It includes costs related to the trial preparation and the costs for the actual trial itself. Examples of litigation costs include but are not limited to attorney and paralegal fees, expert witness, consultant, private investigator, [...]

By |May 11th, 2022|Categories: Lawsuits|

What You Need to Know About 32 Hour Workweeks

As employees return to the office after two years of remote work due to the pandemic, efforts to reduce the work time during the workweek have gained steam. California legislation is on the frontline of this change, with a new bill that reduces the standard workweek to 32 hours – without any reduction in employee pay. This provides a mandated three-day weekend all year round. Sounds nice? Here’s what you need to know about this new bill. Assembly Bill 2932 Short workweeks may become a reality for employees in California due to Assembly Bill 2932 (AB2932). On March 24, [...]

By |May 4th, 2022|Categories: Employment Law|

How AB5 Affects: Freelance Writers

Despite Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) having been effective for more than 2 years, it still continues to be a heated topic in employment law. Its impact has been wide-reaching, affecting many industries and companies looking to hire outsourced individuals. As such, AB5 has made many organizations susceptible to misclassification lawsuits and liabilities. We’ve been getting a lot of questions about how AB5 affects freelance writers, so read on to learn more about how you can navigate the complex AB5 landscape as an employer hiring freelance writers. What is Assembly Bill 5 (AB5)? Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) is a California [...]

By |April 14th, 2022|Categories: Employment Law|

2022 Wage and Safety Enforcement Law Updates

Is your business up-to-date with the new employee wage and safety enforcement laws? These laws are there to protect both your business and your employees from workplace hazards or violations. As such, regardless of the type of business you own or the industry you are in, your business must be compliant. The new year means new wage and safety revisions and bills to look out for. Let’s dive into the three main employment law updates that went into effect this year. 1. Assembly Bill 1003 Before the passage of Assembly Bill 1003 (AB 1003), existing law defined the crime [...]

By |March 14th, 2022|Categories: Employment Law|

2022 Employee Wage and Hour Law Updates

Employee wage and hour laws are crucial for all types of businesses. These laws were made to protect and remind employees of their rights while working in the labor force, and any employer who fails to provide their employees with the right wage and hour laws, as stated by their respective federal government, can be subject to large fines and penalties. To ensure employees are continuously upheld and protected, the California Legislature regularly revises and updates their wage and hour laws to fit the current economy. Here are the four main employee wage and hour employment law updates to [...]

By |February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Employment Law|

Guide To 2022 COVID-19 Related Laws

COVID-19 continues to be a prevalent issue worldwide and in the workplace. To keep California workers safe in their respective workplaces, legislation has passed multiple bills regarding COVID-19 workplace exposure, guidance, and vaccination regulations, several of which have already gone into effect. Here are the three main COVID-19 related employment laws that employers must be aware of in the new year. 1. Assembly Bill 654 Assembly Bill 685 (AB 685) established a COVID-19 notification framework for employers. When an employer receives notice of potential COVID-19 exposure, the employer must, within one business day, provide certain employees with written notice [...]

By |January 7th, 2022|Categories: Employment Law|