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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 [...]

How AB5 Affects: Graphic Designers2021-01-04T12:57:59-08:00

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 [...]

New Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Guidance for California Employers2021-01-04T13:06:46-08:00

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 [...]

How Does AB5 Affect: Architects2020-12-16T09:26:45-08:00

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 [...]

Can You Check Your Employee’s Credit?2020-12-10T21:51:00-08:00

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 [...]

How Does AB5 Affect: Doctors2020-12-16T09:20:46-08:00

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 [...]

How Does AB5 Affect: Hairdressers2020-11-24T17:00:59-08:00

So You’ve Been Served With a California Labor Commission Complaint: What’s Next?

Employees who believe they have been unlawfully denied wages, meal and rest breaks, or any of their other rights under California’s wage and hour laws, may file a claim with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”), also called the “Labor Commission.” Of course, they might also file a lawsuit, or a complaint in [...]

So You’ve Been Served With a California Labor Commission Complaint: What’s Next?2020-11-20T09:10:56-08:00

What is Senate Bill 826 (SB826)?

California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors. Women in this bill are defined as people who self-identify as women, regardless of their designated sex at birth. The bill, SB826, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on September 30, 2018. What is SB826? [...]

What is Senate Bill 826 (SB826)?2020-11-11T15:54:56-08:00

7 Mistakes to Avoid Wrongful Termination

California is an at-will employment state, which means an employer can terminate an employee with or without cause and with or without advance notice, as long as the reason for the termination is not prohibited by law. If an employer violates any laws, they could be brought to court for wrongful termination. Terminations that [...]

7 Mistakes to Avoid Wrongful Termination2020-11-05T15:22:20-08:00

What is Senate Bill 1159 (SB1159)?

On September 17, 2020, Senate Bill 1159 (SB1159), along with Assembly Bill 685 (AB685), was signed. Formalizing Executive Order N-62-20 which expired on July 5, 2020, SB1159 creates a new framework for COVID-19-related workers’ compensation claims. Here is a detailed look at what SB1159 is and how it affects your business.  What is SB1159? [...]

What is Senate Bill 1159 (SB1159)?2020-10-02T09:26:40-07:00
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