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2022 Brings More Minimum Wage Increases in California and Beyond

2022 Brings More Minimum Wage Increases in California and Beyond

Updated Nationwide Guide for 2022:Original Article: Minimum wage is increasing again on January 1st, 2022 in California as well as many other states across the country. In addition to the statewide increases for both small and large employers in California, there are...

Employee or Not? Independent Contractors Demystified

Employee or Not? Independent Contractors Demystified

You might think converting a regular employee to an independent contractor is as simple as removing them from the payroll and handing them a 1099. They might be cheaper than an employee in the short term, but you could open yourself to a variety of compliance issues....

California Updates Employee Masking Requirements

California Updates Employee Masking Requirements

On February 28, 2022, California’s Department of Public Health (CDPH) lifted the provision that requires unvaccinated employees to wear masks indoors. Governor Newsom has also amended the Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), eliminating masking rules relating...

Delayed Background Checks and What You Can Do About It

Delayed Background Checks and What You Can Do About It

Recent case law has impacted California's turnaround time for criminal background checks. The California Supreme Court of Appeals ruled in All of Us or None v. Hamrick that the privacy interests of individuals involved in criminal proceedings should be protected. This...

New OSHA Penalties Put Pressure on Employers

New OSHA Penalties Put Pressure on Employers

On January 15, 2022, new penalties went into effect for employers regulated by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The increases come from the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015 that adjusts government fines for...