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DODGING THE BULLET

The Industries and Professions Not Subject to California’s New Independent Contractor Restrictions Effective January 1, 2020, Assembly Bill (AB) 5 will dramatically extend the ultra-strict Dynamex “ABC” test for independent contractor classification. See, California’s Independent Contractors, Endangered Species? (October, 2019). However, a portion of AB-5, to become Labor Code section 2750.3(b), exempts several specific industries/licensed […]

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CALIFORNIA’S INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

An Endangered Species by Newly Enacted “AB 5”    Until April 2018, the 11-factor balancing test in S. G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Department of Industrial Relations (California Supreme Court) had long applied to classifying workers as employees or independent contractors. That court then dramatically changed the rules in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior […]

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NO FLY ZONE APPROACHING

October, 2020 “REAL ID” Requirements For Air Travel Will Not Impact Employment Eligibility As covered in Immigration Nation (August, 2019), the federal government requires all U.S. employers to verify both 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 […]

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IMMIGRATION NATION

EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION FORM I-9 EXPIRES AUGUST 31, 2019 The federal government requires all U.S. employers to 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 […]

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, CALIFORNIA’S ENDANGERED SPECIES

Labor Commissioner Broadens Application of Dynamex Decision In Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (2018), the California Supreme Court adopted a strict “ABC test” redefining “independent contractor”: The worker is free from the hirer’s control and direction in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract in fact; The worker performs […]

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THE BEST OFFENSE IS A GOOD DEFENSE

Order the 2019 Updated Model Employee Handbook and Hire-to-Fire Forms As first-line defense against workplace disruption and legal claims, there is no substitute for well-written, up-to-date policies and procedures. A current, thorough employee policy manual (handbook) and complementary written internal guidelines covering all major aspects of personnel relations permit managers and rank-and-file workers alike to […]

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I-9 FORM REVISED YET AGAIN

Just When You Thought You Had the Right Form, Feds Issue New One: The federal government requires employers to verify identity and work authorization of their employees using a Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) with certain supporting documentation. After revising the form on November 14, 2016, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on […]

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WORKPLACE IMMIGRATION SNAFU

Employers Must Fix the I-9 Glitch; Download the Corrected Form ASAP: Under federal law, employers have the responsibility to verify the identity and employment authorization of their employees through the Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification). On November 14, 2016, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9, allowing employers to download […]

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Checking Worker Immigration Status

Employers Must Use New I-9 Form Starting January 21, 2017 Businesses nationwide will soon have an updated I-9 form to verify a new hire’s eligibility for employment. See: New Changes on Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. The new form is in the final review stage. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget approved it in […]

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