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Dynamex Goes Back to the Future, DLSE Chimes in Too

Do you remember the movie “Back to the Future,” where a young Marty McFly goes back in time and, in doing so, potentially re-writes the present day?  Well movie fans, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is also going back to the future for an independent contractor/Dynamex-related case that has important implications for employers. In […]

May 16 2019 - Independent Contractor - Erika Frank Read More »

Comment Period Extended for DOL Regular Rate, Joint-Employer Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the comment period for two proposed rules – the regular rate rule and the joint-employer rule. The DOL extended the deadline to provide interested parties additional time to submit comments in response to requests for extension from law firms, unions and advocacy organizations, among others. Proposed Regular […]

May 15 2019 - Compensation, Hiring - Katie Culliton Read More »

Direct Deposit Scam Targets Payroll, HR

Payroll and HR departments are now popular targets for criminals. They could inadvertently give criminals access to an employee’s paycheck without the employee knowing and end up costing your company thousands of dollars. The direct deposit scam is the latest trick hitting these departments. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and law enforcement are warning employers […]

May 14 2019 - General - Katie Culliton Read More »

Asking an Older Employee If He Plans on Retiring Soon

Our employee is over 65 years old and he seems shaky physically; it is taking him longer and longer to get his job duties done. Can we address his physical symptoms and/or ask him if he’s likely to retire soon? Recent studies have shown that employees are retiring later in life for a number of […]

May 13 2019 - Discrimination - HRWatchdog Read More »

New CalChamber Podcast: Marijuana and the Workplace

In the newest episode of CalChamber’s podcast, The Workplace, CalChamber General Counsel and Executive Vice President Erika Frank is joined by employment law attorney Jennifer Shaw to discuss how legalization of marijuana is impacting both workers and business owners in California. The two employment law experts dive into details about the profound impact that legalization […]

May 10 2019 - Hiring, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »