Topic: Employment Law

The Cost of Employee Misclassification Just Went Up in California

If you hire independent contractors in California, your purported cost-saving might come back to bite you. Earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 459, legislation designed to crack down on the misclassification of employees as independent contractors in the state. For your reference, here’s a first look at what you need to… Read more »

California Employment Law: E-Verify No Longer Required

“Since 2008, no fewer than 14 cities and counties in California have passed local ordinances or laws that require employers use E-verify under a variety of circumstances. All such local ordinances are effectively invalidated by the new law that amends California’s Labor Code.” To avoid crushing costs to businesses in the state – estimated at… Read more »

Wage and Hour Lawsuits: What Could They Cost You?

“… Pennsylvania’s Superior Court upheld a jury verdict of $187.6 million against retail giant, Walmart, Inc. in part for denying employee’s meal and rest periods as promised in their employee handbooks. Walmart’s violation regarding breaks and meal periods was not statutory but rather contractual.” (From Walmart’s Employee Handbook Cost them $187.6 Million; What Could Your… Read more »