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California Supreme Court Adopts New Standard for Determining Whether Workers are Employees or Independent Contractors

USA - May 3 2018 The California Supreme Court recently issued its long-awaited decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court, establishing a new standard to...


California Case is the Latest to Address Whether Worker is an Independent Contractor or Employee

USA - February 16 2018 Companies in many industries - including, for example, construction, trucking, logistics, restaurants, and food service - utilize independent...

Carrie M. Francis, Sharon W. Ng.


California: The Transgender Work Opportunity Act

USA - November 9 2017 On October 15, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 396, the Transgender Work Opportunity Act. Under the Transgender Work Opportunity Act...

Carrie M. Francis.


California's "New Employee Leave Act" Will Impact Small Businesses

USA - October 19 2017 While parental leave rights under existing California and federal law only applied to employers with 50 or more employees, a new California law...

Carrie M. Francis.


New California Law Bans Salary History Questions

USA - October 13 2017 California employers are now prohibited from asking applicants about their salary history information, including compensation and benefits. Under the...

Carrie M. Francis.