Employee or Independent Contractor?

Do you have Independent Contractors providing services to your business? If you do, be aware that California has strict standards to determine who is truly an Independent Contractor, versus who is actually an employee being intentionally misclassified as an...

“Benevolent” Employers Beware

Sometimes an employer is approached by an employee with a special request, such as paying the employee “under the table,” or underreporting the employee’s hours to payroll, so the employee doesn’t lose certain government benefits such as low-income housing assistance....

Hands OFF Those PAGA Rights

Employers: if your standard employment contract includes a mandatory arbitration clause, please be aware that there are limits on what issues and claims you can force into arbitration. In a recent California Appellate Court case, an employer included a mandatory...

How Do I Work Thee? Let Me Count the Days…

A Federal Appellate Court in California recently asked certified questions to the California Supreme Court in order to clarify California laws governing the number of days an employee may work. The California Labor Code states that “[e]very person employed in any...

California’s New Sick Leave Law

California’s Paid Sick Leave Law Took Effect on July 1, 2015 for Your Business Under California’s Paid Sick Leave law, all California employers, regardless of size, were required to provide Paid Sick Leave to their employees beginning July 1, 2015. This law applies to...