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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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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


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DEADLINE TO PROVIDE ANTI-HARASSMENT TRAINING POSTPONED

On August 30, 2019 Governor Newsom signed legislation (SB 778) which extends the deadline to complete the anti-harassment training from January 1, 2020 until January 1, 2021. The bill also provides clarification on the timing of retraining requirements for employees who already received training in 2018 or 2019. Last year, California enacted legislation which imposed the… Continue Reading


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HAIRSTYLES ARE NOW PROTECTED CLASSIFICATIONS OF RACE

On July 3, 2019 California became the first state to ban workplace and school discrimination against the wearing of hairstyles such as braids, twists and locks when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 188.  This new legislation aims to create a respectful and open workplace for “natural hair” and end discrimination against hairstyles like braids,… Continue Reading