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Posted by 1p21.admin On March 16, 2022

Two important law changes in 2022 that employees should know about

California is largely known as the most employee-friendly state in the nation. The California legislature has enacted two new pieces of legislation this year that provide hard-working employees with additional rights and opportunities. If you are a private employee, you should inform yourself as to how this…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On August 20, 2020

Uber and Lyft ordered to reclassify California workers

The two major ride-hailing services in the nation, Uber and Lyft, pretty much based their business model on the idea that drivers on their platforms are independent contractors. While that lowers the operating costs for Uber and Lyft, it makes their drivers ineligible for all of the…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On July 24, 2020

How the Employment Retirement Income Security Act applies to you

Most workers may have heard about the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), yet few know its role. If an employee has heard of this federal law, then it’s likely because they have had problems in receiving information about or gaining access to health insurance, retirement or…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On May 14, 2020

What employers should do about cyberbullying in the office

Cyberbullying is a distinctly modern issue — which means that many companies aren’t prepared to handle the difficulties it presents when it happens in the workplace. However, the recent shift to remote work by vast numbers of employees in many industries is drawing attention to this increasingly…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On May 7, 2020

Uber, Lyft sued by California over worker misclassifications

Have Uber and Lyft been guilty of misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors when they’re really employees? California thinks so. The state’s Attorney General, Xavier Bacerra, and the city attorneys from three major metropolitan areas within the state have filed a joint lawsuit against Uber and Lyft…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On April 3, 2020

Is it legal to fire striking workers?

The weakening of the American union has made labor strikes less common than they once were — but they do still happen. Amazon warehouse employees, for example, recently staged a brief walkout in protest over what they said were unsafe working conditions. They were urging Amazon’s leadership…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On March 27, 2020

Restaurant employees keep getting cheated out of fair wages

Just this month, another news story broke about how restaurants are trying to skirt wage and employment laws. A popular Los Angeles restaurant has been fined $2.1 million for a variety of labor violations. The California Labor Commission’s investigators performed an audit of the Genwa Korean BBQ…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On December 26, 2019

Californians brace for changes in employment law

There are a bunch of new laws going into effect on Jan. 1, 2020 in California — and both employers and employees are bracing for the repercussions. Here’s an overview of some of the big changes to employment laws and employee rights in the new year that…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On November 8, 2019

New California law tackles mandatory employment arbitration

Employers, if you have been using a forced arbitration clause as a condition of employment, you have some decisions to make. As of January 2020, California Assembly Bill 51 (AB 51) takes the teeth out of most of those old employment provisions. Essentially, AB 51 prohibits employers…

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Posted by 1p21.admin On October 2, 2019

What makes an independent contractor different from an employee?

How do you know you’re an independent contractor and not an employee? (If your answer is, “Because my boss told me so,” you may want to keep reading.) The “gig economy” is very popular right now in America, partially because it allows people to work a schedule…

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