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- Classifying a Worker as Employee or Contractor
Most businesses want to classify their workers as contractors not employees. Contractors are cheaper and easier than employees. You don’t withhold taxes for contractors, nor do you pay benefits, workers compensation or unemployment insurance, nor must you comply with the wage & hour laws (including overtime) for contractors.
- The Different Types of Workplace Discrimination
Employment Discrimination laws seek to prevent discrimination based on everything from race and sex, to religion and physical ability. A growing body of law also seeks to prevent employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. Discriminatory practices include bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, retaliation, and various types of harassment.
- 2013 California Employment Laws
In September 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown enacted a number of laws relating to employment law. It is important that employers are familiar with the changes in order to ensure compliance. The following list includes that changes made which, unless stated otherwise, will go into effect January 1, 2013.
- California’s Employment and Labor Laws: Why are They Better?
The realms of employment and labor in the State of California are not without their common issues, such as discrimination, harassment, and anything that demonstrates unfair treatment to employees. Fortunately for them, they are able to fight for their rights as workers by seeking protection from the state’s employment and labor laws.
- Employer Alert: Are You Ready for 2013?
United States employers will be faced with a number of new obligations as of January 1, 2013
- On the Clock or Off? – A Compensable Time Compliance Case Study
One area of employment law that has received considerable attention over the past several years is the area of compensable time rules; meaning, work rules and policies concerning when an employee is, and is not, entitled to pay for activities outside of normal working hours. Employers continue to incur heavy fines
- California State Employment Laws in Effect since Start of 2012
The year 2013 is fast approaching. That being said, a lot of new changes and additions to the California employment and labor laws are bound to happen. Consequently, employers and employees in the state will surely be impacted by some of the provisions to existing laws, as well as new legislations created out of necessity for the betterment of the employment sector.
- A Closer Look at Mental Issues in the Workplace
More than six percent of adults are diagnosed with depression in any one year, and this causes employers an estimated $44 billion in lost productivity alone. There is a significant need for people with depression in the workforce to understand their condition and start receiving quality care, and employers should be taking steps to help and bolster the mental health of their employees.
- Your New Hire’s Non-Compete Agreement
For years you’ve admired your top competitor’s ability to design and market new products that have, much to your frustration, consistently outsold yours. Now one of the key members of your competitor’s marketing team is sitting in your office asking YOU for a job. As he describes to you how he thinks he can position your products for triple-digit sales growth, you can’t help but think to yourself, “is this too good to be true?”
- 7 Common Violations of the Americans with Disabilities
Statistics show that more than 4 million people in the State of California have disability. This means that a relatively large number of workers in the state are suffering from certain types of medical condition. According to Disabled-World.com, an independent health and disability news source, about 856,000 workers in the state are disabled. Hence, it could be said that disabled people in California play a vital role in the development of the state’s workforce.