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NO BASE LIKE HOME

When Interstate Transport Workers are Entitled to California Paycheck Protections While each state has the power to set wage and other workplace standards for labor performed within its borders, that authority can blur when truckers and passenger carrier personnel divide their work time between the states. On several suits by pilots and flight attendants, the […]

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NEW LOCAL MINIMUM WAGE RATES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2020

California minimum wages are currently $13.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $12.00 for employers with 25 employees or less. On January 1 of each coming year, these will continue to increase one dollar/hour until reaching $15 per hour for the larger employers (26-plus) in 2022 and for the smaller employers […]

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APPLE OUTSMARTED

Company Must Pay Workers for Bag and Device Check Time Like many companies, Apple has a practice of checking retail workers’ bags and personal electronic devices after they clock out as a theft prevention measure. In a February 2020 ruling, the California Supreme Court directed that Apple must compensate such employees for that time, including […]

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MINIMUM WAGE LAWS

A History With two exceptions (New Zealand, 1894; Australia, 1896), no country had a minimum wage law until the 20th Century. Instead, employers paid supposed “just (or fair) wages” on the purported mutual consent of their workers. Beginning in the late 1800s, religious and political groups attacked the “just wages” principle on the premise that […]

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION GET SMART(ER)

Order Our 2020 Updated Model Employee Handbook and Hire-to-Fire Forms Over the past two decades, we have developed and refined a “soup-to-nuts” employee handbook and package of basic hire-to-fire forms and policies. Implementation of these forms and policies will greatly improve a company’s legal protection in employment screening, hiring, training, terminations, and other related issues. […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 CALIFORNIA MINIMUM WAGE RATES

On January 1, 2020, California minimum wage will increase to $12.00 for small employers with 25 or fewer employees and to $13.00 per hour for larger employers with 26 or more employees. These rates continue to increase annually until they reach $15.00 per hour in 2022 for larger employers and in 2023 for those with […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS NEW 2020 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, 2020, the California Department of Industrial Relations is increasing the minimum from $82.72 to $84.79 per hour, effective January 1, 2020. To avoid California’s requirements to pay overtime premium rates after eight hours worked in a day […]

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BULLET DODGING PART 3

Effective January 1, 2020, a portion of Assembly Bill (AB) 5 — new Labor Code section 2750.3(e) — exempts bona fide business-to-business contracting relationships from the ultra-strict Dynamex “ABC” test for independent contractor classification. 

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BULLET DODGING PART 2

California’s “Professional Services” Exemption To Strict Independent Contractor Definition Licensed Beauticians Among the Eligible  The product of Sacramento politics, specific “professional services” occupations will be  exempted from the rigid “Dynamex ABC” standard for classifying  independent contractors, California Labor Code 2750.3, effective January 1, 2020 (part of Assembly Bill (AB) 5). See, Dodging the Bullet (October […]

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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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