Category: California Industry

Changes in the “Golden State” – Updates in California

Lots of changes this year in California.  Here are just a couple of the major developments you should be aware of if you are running a business in California: San Francisco Amends Ban-the-Box Law On April 3, 2018, San Francisco amended its Fair Chance Ordinance. The amended ordinance, which will take effect on October 1,

Gig Economy? What’s New . . .

In a ruling with potentially sweeping consequences for the so-called gig economy, the California Supreme Court recently made it much more difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. The decision could eventually require companies like Uber, many of which are based in California, to follow minimum-wage and overtime laws and to

California Employment Law – Top Five New State Laws in 2018

Employment Law in California is forever growing. California Governor Jerry Brown signed several significant employment bills that took effect on Jan. 1, 2018, and many employers throughout California need to update their policies and practices accordingly. Here are the top five new California employment laws. A.B. 168: Salary history inquiries No longer able to ask

Family Medical Leave Act – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is among the most confusing laws in the workplace. The FMLA is a labor law requiring larger employers to provide employees unpaid leave for serious health conditions, to care for a sick family member, or to care for a newborn or adopted child. There are a lot of

Difficult Conversations in the Workplace – Don’t Make These Mistakes

Have you recently had to correct someone on how they need to do their job, or bring inappropriate actions to their attention? Every day, managers face issues ranging from performance problems and disciplinary challenges to allegations of discrimination or harassment. Some issues may be more serious than others, but the one thing they all have

Employers-Current I-9 Form Valid until January 21, 2017

As many of you are aware, the recent I-9 form expired March 31st, 2016, and we all have been anxiously awaiting the release of the new form. Well, the time is here. The White House Office of Management and Budget approved the latest revisions to the Form I-9 on August 25th, 2016. We know that