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Archive for February, 2020

“AT WILL” EMPLOYMENT – A Three-Minute History

A concept born with the 1800s Industrial Revolution , “at will” employment is proclaimed to survive in every American state except Montana as the right of either employer or employee to terminate their relationship for any or no reason at any time, with or without advance notice. Yet, the principle has changed significantly over the […]

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ROADKILL

Federal Court Denies Uber Request to Stop AB5 In a blow to the gig economy, a Los Angeles federal court has ruled that Uber, Postmates and two individual plaintiffs are unlikely to succeed on their constitutional challenges to AB5. Olson v. State of California (Olson).  While noting the potential harm Uber and the other plaintiffs […]

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HOT OFF THE PRESSES

Order Our 2020 Model Employee Handbook and Hire-to-Fire Forms Our 2020 model employment handbook and forms contain significant revisions to keep pace with new laws and recent case decisions. Employer best practices include a well-written, up-to-date workplace policy manual. Current policies, procedures and forms covering all major aspects of the workplace relationship permit managers and […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – DOT YOUR I-9’S

Revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 Released January 31, 2020 All U.S. employers must verify identity and work authorization for each employee hired within the U.S., including citizens and non-citizens, using “Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification” (the I-9 Form or Form). The I-9 form directs the employee to present specified documents evidencing identity and employment […]

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STUDY UP

Annual Seminar for Employers Covering Employment Legal Essentials and New Workplace Laws for 2020 Final Date is February 28, 2020 Reserve your Seat Today! One opportunity remains to attend our annual labor and employment law seminar, Friday, February 28. Over the course of the day, Tim Bowles will cover the structure and span of current […]

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THE MYSTERY OF IT ALL

Lony Chaney, 1920 Employed or Independent? California Offers AB5 Answers The hottest California employment question of late: do independent contractors still exist? The  California Supreme Court’s 2018 Dynamex  decision turned independent classification on its head, imposing a strict “ABC” contrary to decades of law and custom.  The legislature followed suit with Assembly Bill (AB) 5, […]

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Black History Month: Dream + Courage = Reality

Asa Philip Randolph, 1963 March on Washington, August 28, 1963, Leads to the First National Anti-Discrimination Protection Over 200,000 demonstrators took part in the August 28, 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  The event’s impact – famously known for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech – lead to the […]

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