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California's New Laws for 2012 are Scaring Employers

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Thu, Oct 20, 2011


It’s not yet Halloween, but recently-signed California Legislation is already scaring employers. ExtraExtra resized 600

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.


Get the Full Story and Recommendations at the WELU


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.


Get the Full Story and When Credit Reports Can Be Used at the WELU


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.


EG’s WELU will Keep You Current For What You NEED to Do


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?


What should you do? Learn about it at the WELU.


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.


Learn what the Feds are proposing at (guess where) the WELU


With all that is going on, how can you afford not to attend? Be sure your HR efforts and infrastructure is compliant so your employer is not at risk.


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