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How AB5 Affects: Graphic Designers

Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) is a law that affects how companies, both in-state and out-of-state, can classify workers as independent contractors throughout the state of California. Bringing significant changes to many industries, this law greatly affects the way employers conduct business. With worker misclassification suits gradually growing, we’re here to help you and your business navigate the complicated nature of AB5. Here is a breakdown of how AB5 affects graphic designers. What is Assembly Bill 5 (AB5)? Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) is a state law that codifies the “ABC” test, set forth in the Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. [...]

By |January 4th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

New Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Guidance for California Employers

On Monday, November 30, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards in response to the rising COVID-19 rates in California. Here are the main Cal/OSHA regulations affecting California employers that must be closely reviewed and followed: Develop and Implement a Written COVID-19 Prevention Program The Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Program consists of one document in writing and may be integrated into an existing Injury, Illness and Prevention Plan (IIPP). It must also contain specific information tailored to your workplace: Identifying and evaluating employee exposures to COVID-19 health hazards. Implementing effective policies [...]

By |December 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

How Does AB5 Affect: Architects

In light of the recent passage of Proposition 22, Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) continues to be a heated topic in employment law. It still affects how companies, both in-state and out-of-state, conduct business throughout the state of California, bringing about serious changes to a myriad of industries - the architectural industry included. Here’s a breakdown of how AB5 affects architects. What is Assembly Bill 5 (AB5)? Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) is a state law that codifies the “ABC” test, and has been in effect since January 1, 2020. AB5 sets this test as a default test for worker classification [...]

By |December 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Can You Check Your Employee’s Credit?

After the recession beginning in 2007-08 combined with the skyrocketing price of health care, more and more people find themselves with less-than-optimal credit scores. Of course, getting a promotion or a better job can help pay down those debts and improve credit. But with employers running background checks, employees may wonder: is their employer - or future employer - checking their credit too? Can employers see their credit score? Their foreclosure? Can they see if the employee defaulted on their credit card debt? What Are Employment Credit Checks? Employers do run background checks to verify that an employee is [...]

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

How Does AB5 Affect: Doctors

The ramifications of Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) continues to be a hot issue in employment law. Especially in light of the upcoming election and the introduction of a ballot initiative — Proposition 22 — backed by Uber and other major gig economy players, we’re seeing a growing number of worker misclassification suits. For businesses looking to safeguard themselves against potential litigation, we’re here to help you navigate the complicated nature of AB5. Here is a breakdown of how AB5 affects doctors, as well as other medical professions. What is Assembly Bill 5 (AB5)? Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) is a [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

How Does AB5 Affect: Hairdressers

As we know, Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) is a law that affects how companies, both in-state and out-of-state, can classify workers as independent contractors throughout the state of California. It has brought significant changes to many industries, the beauty industry included, radically affecting the way employers must conduct business. With worker misclassification suits gradually growing, we’re here to help you and your business navigate the complicated nature of AB5. Here is a breakdown of how AB5 affects hairdressers. What is Assembly Bill 5 (AB5)? Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) codifies the “ABC” test, set forth in the Dynamex Operations West, [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |