Legal Updates

Employee or Not Employee? That is the Question.

Employee or Not Employee? That is the Question.

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court made a ruling that may make it difficult for you to classify your workers as independent contractors.  Employers in California have traditionally used the set Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) standards, such as “exercises control”, to determine if a worker was classified as an “employee” or as an …

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Don’t let your HR Practices go up in smoke - Stay Informed

Don’t let your HR Practices go up in smoke – Stay Informed

In light of recent laws regarding the legalization of medicinal marijuana, employers must establish a balance between maintaining an inclusive work environment that still focuses on employee safety. A CBS News poll recently reported that 88% of Americans now favor legalization of medicinal marijuana. With this shift in public opinion and ultimately the legalization of …

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California Employers Must Grasp Various Criminal-History Restrictions

California Employers Must Grasp Various Criminal-History Restrictions

California Employers Must Grasp Various Criminal-History Restrictions – by Toni Vranjes New FEHC regulations related to criminal-background checks will take effect July 1 What criminal-background information can California HR professionals consider in the hiring process?  There are a lot of guidelines, regulations, laws and proposals that California employers should understand, and new Fair Employment and …

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EEOC Updates Guidance on Discrimination Compliance

EEOC Updates Guidance on Discrimination Compliance

The EEOC has issues new guidance on how businesses need to comply with the federal policies against discrimination. There are several clarifications on what is discriminatory action or behavior that businesses need to be aware of. EEOC Chair Jenny Yang said that the EEOC had identified migrant, immigrant, and other vulnerable populations as a national strategic …

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