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AB5 SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR, CODIFYING THE ABC TEST, AND PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS

Today, September 18, 2019, AB5 was signed into CA law by the Governor.  AB5 embraces and codifies the so called “ABC Test” from the California Supreme Court decision of Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles (April 30, 2018) as the proper CA test for determining if a worker may be classified as …

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New Employment Laws Sept. 2018

The following are summaries of new employment laws passed by the California legislature, and signed by the Governor, at the end of September, 2018. SB 1343 — Employers with 5 or more employees, including part time, temporary and seasonal employees, must give anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training to all of their employees (supervisory and non-supervisory) shortly …

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Court Finds Food Delivery Service Driver An Independent Contractor Not An Employee

On February 8, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California held, in the case of Lawson v. Grubhub, Inc., that a former Grubhub delivery driver was not an employee, as the driver claimed, but rather was properly classified as an independent contractor.  The test for whether a worker is an employee …

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Minimum Wage Increase In Los Angeles

L.A. City and County minimum wage goes up on July 1, 2017 to $10.50/hr. for employers with 25 or fewer employees, and to $12.00/hr. for employers with 26 or more employees.  Any employee who works 2 or more hours in a 7 day week in L.A. must be…