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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS NEW 2019 OVERTIME EXEMPTION RATES

California Labor Code section 515.6 exempts certain licensed physicians and surgeons from overtime compensation if they receive set minimum hourly compensation. Effective January 1, 2019, the California Department of Industrial Relations is increasing the minimum from $79.39 to $82.72 per hour, up from $79.39, effective January 1, 2019. To avoid California’s requirements to pay overtime premium […]

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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 IRS MILEAGE RATE INCREASING 3.5 CENTS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced its 2019 optional standard mileage reimbursement rate for employee business use of a personal vehicle, effective January 1, 2019, increasing from 54.5 cents to 58 cents. The IRS calculates the rate annually based on a study of fixed and variable automotive operating costs, including insurance, repairs, maintenance, gas […]

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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 COMPUTER SOFTWARE PROFESSIONALS

New 2019 Overtime Exemption Rates California Labor Code section 515.5 exempts certain computer software professionals from overtime compensation if they receive specified minimum compensation. California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has announced its rate increase for this minimum, effective January 1, 2019, to $45.41, up from $43.58.  Alternatively, an otherwise qualified employee paid by salary […]

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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 DON’T BE LEFT HOLDING THE BAG

Employers May be Liable For Unpaid Wages to Subcontractor’s Workers Section 218.7 of the Labor Code, effective January 1, 2018, made contractors responsible for wage and benefit payments to employees of subcontractors who fail to make those payments. It permitted a contractor to require proof of wage and benefit payments from subcontractors and to withhold […]

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS? IT DEPENDS

Radically New Dynamex Test Only Applies to Certain Employee Classification Cases This past spring, the California Supreme Court inexplicably tossed out its decades-old “multi-factor” independent contractor test in favor of a far more stringent three-part “ABC” test. (Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court).  See, Independent Contractor Status in California Now Falls Under Radically Different […]

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LEADING THE WAY TO SUCCESS

Partner Cindy Bamforth Advises Conference for Work Experience Educators The California Association of Work Experience Educators (CAWEE) is a state-wide professional association that since 1965 has been providing training and education on child labor laws and employment laws compliance, helping their members in turn to prepare their students for life within the workforce. On October […]

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BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

What to Do When There’s a Death in the Family On Monday morning, one of your two salespeople requests three days off to attend his grandmother’s funeral in Minnesota. On Thursday, the other salesperson requests five days off to attend the funeral of a loved one in Hawaii. Are you legally obligated to grant either […]

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Mandatory Paid Sick Leave For California Employees

Law Goes into Effect July 1, 2015 As reported in “Will California Employers Have to Cough Up Paid Sick Leave?”, the proposed Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (Assembly Bill [AB] 1522) was the California Legislature’s third – and now successful – attempt to provide such benefits. Governor Brown signed that measure into law […]

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Anger Management

Jerks, Introverts and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Weaving v. City of Hillsboro The ability of employers to follow the law – and of judges to enforce it – depends on clearly defined standards of responsibility and conduct. Vaguely or otherwise poorly stated rules can lead to inconsistent outcomes in very similar factual situations. This […]

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Banned Box and Beyond

San Francisco Employers Must Give Former Convicts a Fighting Chance Joining a growing movement of 12 states and more than 60 cities with “ban the box” laws, i.e., deleting the typical criminal history check box often seen on employment applications, San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) goes into effect August 13, 2014. Arguably the strictest […]

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