Big Changes for CA Companies Using “Independent Contractors”

Photo of a delivery driver checking his deliveries in his van. Is he an employee or an independent contractor?Determining whether a California worker is an independent contractor or an employee has never been an exact science, with a lot riding on correct classification. But the California Supreme Court recently tried to simplify the issue by adopting a new “ABC” test for California, at least for claims under the IWC Wage Orders for minimum wage, overtime pay, and meal and rest period violations. Continue reading

Can Employers Still Reject Applicants with a Criminal History?

woman interviewing job applicantWhen and how employers may consider criminal convictions continues to be a hot topic, both in California and nationally. Against this backdrop, AB 1008 amended the Fair Employment and Housing Act to preclude most employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal record or conviction history until after a conditional employment offer is made, and imposed new notice and disclosure requirements if this information is sought. Continue reading

Rejected! Common Mistakes on Corporate Merger Filings

ThinkstockPhotos-183177563Our last blog post was about mistakes that are made on common types of corporate filings, resulting in having them kicked back by the Secretary of State. We continue that theme with mistakes that are made on corporate merger documents. Avoid these errors or risk rejection. Continue reading

Rejected! Mistakes with Common Corporate Filings

ThinkstockPhotos-183177563In addition to the embarrassment factor for counsel and the extra time and expense involved, a rejected corporate filing can throw a wrench into what would otherwise be an orderly sequence of events in a transaction. To avoid all of these problems, be mindful of the following reasons why common types of filings get rejected by the California Secretary of State.

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Update Your Social Media Policies

As the National Labor Relations Board continues to refine its position, here’s what you need to know to update your (or your client’s) social media policy. Continue reading