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WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – THAT’S FINAL, TENTATIVELY

Barring Successful Court Challenge, Federal Overtime Exemption Will Require Higher Salaries January 1, 2020  In 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a “Final Rule” more than doubling the minimum salary amounts for certain workers – administrative, executive, and professional, employees, as well as “highly compensated employees” (HCE) to qualify for overtime exemption under […]

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THANK A FARMER

Cow decorated for Mattu Pongal, 1996 Photo: Sue Bodenlos: khosla.com Harvest Festivals Not an American Innovation With all due respect to the many who regard America’s Thanksgiving as the biggest holiday of the year, there are currently some 7.35 billion people on this planet for whom this coming Thursday will be just another day. Alternatively, […]

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BULLET DODGING PART 6

Real Estate Agent Exemptions From Stringent Limits  on Independent Contractor Status New Labor Code 2750.3(d), effective January 1, 2020 as part of Assembly Bill (AB) 5, exempts real estate licensees, regulated under the Business & Professions Code (B&P), from the strict  Dynamex ABC test for independent contractor classification.  See, Dodging the Bullet (October 2019). Labor […]

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GIVING BACK

At Global Cares Mission Academy and orphanage, Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa, August 10, 2019 African Literacy Project Applied Scholastics International Our firm is dedicated to community service because “human survival depends on a social framework that promotes and supports the basic rights and nature of mankind to create and change conditions for the better.” Bowles […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – THE ROAD TO INFANT IMMORTALITY

Expanded State Approval Powers Over “Baby” Entertainers California has long regulated the “employment” of infants in the movies. Labor Code 1308.8  bans babies under 15-days old while requiring physician certification for our “older” new arrivals (aged 15-days to “under one month”) to work on any “motion picture set or location.” Beginning January, 2020, Assembly Bill […]

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FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN 2020!

CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS: Annual Employment Law Seminar Covers the New and Enduring Workplace Essentials California governor Gavin Newsom signed 870 bills into law this year, many of which will affect this state’s employers. Over a day-long session in January and again in February, employment law specialist Tim Bowles will cover the structure and span of current […]

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BULLET DODGING PART 5

The Referral Agency Exception To California’s Strict Independent Contractor Definition When new Labor Code section 2750.3(g) goes into effect on January 1, 2020 as part of Assembly Bill (AB) 5, certain types of referral agencies may be able to avoid classifying  associated service providers as employees under the uber-strict Dynamex ABC standards.  See, California’s Independent […]

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Meet the Firm: The Law Offices of Timothy Bowles

Founded in ­­­­1998, we are a boutique firm representing employers exclusively, located in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, California. We work from two stark facts in the business world.  First, executives and administrators can become their own worst enemies out of misconception or ignorance of constantly evolving workplace laws. Second, and particularly in lawsuit-happy […]

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Meet the Firm: Helena K. Kobrin

Helena is “Of Counsel” to the Law Offices of Timothy Bowles. She contributes to the firm’s continuing specialty of employment law while adding her extensive experience in copyright/ trademark and contract work. Helena also regularly assists clients in the evolving area of home care law, aiding in creation and compliance, and as applicable, registration, of home […]

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