It’s not yet Halloween, but recently-signed California Legislation is already scaring employers.
Here are the top headlines:
"Independent Contractors Gone Wild!"
New state legislation now mandates a penalty of $5,000 to $25,000 for each independent contractor who should be classified as an employee, Here's the worst part: companies found guilty of misclassification will now have to post both a notice to employees and customers regarding such violations, along with name of the agency where an individual can make a complaint.
Credit Reports and Hiring
Further restrictions are being imposed on CA employers regarding use of credit reports in making hiring decisions. Improper use of credit reports can be legally viewed as an invasion of privacy with a high cost to the employer; employers are cautioned to review their related polices and practices.
Brinker Decision Re-Deux: Meal & Rest Periods in CA
On October 4, 2011, the California Supreme Court announced that it will hear oral argument in Brinker v. Superior Court (Hohnbaum) on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco. Be the first to hear about this from one of the attorneys involved: Richard Simmons at our Legal Updates which on November 9th.
New Pregnancy-Related Rules Impacting Employers
Get ready for more continuation of health benefits outside of FMLA--new pregnancy related rules. Can California legally do this?
Health Care Reform--From the Feds
More health benefit communication to employees is on the horizon – plus, new required disclosure to employees about what the employer spends on health care.
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