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REMINDER – STATE MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE JAN. 1, 2020

As in the prior several years, the California minimum wage shall increase effective January 1, 2020. Increase Is Dependent on Number of Employees The amount of the increase is dependent on the number of employees. However, determining the number of employees is not always easy as it can fluctuate from time to time. It can… Continue Reading


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CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS MUST PREPARE FOR NEW LAWS

At the end of this year’s legislative session 870 bills were signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom, many of which will have significant impact upon California employers including the widely publicized law regarding independent contractor classifications. Below is a brief summary of some of the more significant new laws, which will become effective Jan.… Continue Reading


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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ISSUES FINAL OVERTIME RULE

On September 24, 2019 the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule updating the earnings threshold necessary to exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees from the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime pay requirements and allows employers to count a portion of certain bonuses (and commissions) towards meeting the salary level. The final rule, provides:… Continue Reading


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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS…What Now?

As we reported previously, the California Supreme Court, on April 30, 2018, ruled in the Dynamex v. Superior Court case that to properly classify a worker as an independent contractor, as opposed to a W-2 employee, they must meet the strict new “ABC” test.  Recently the California legislature passed a bill which adopted the Dynamex… Continue Reading