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How DOL Opinion Letter on ‘Gig’ Economy Workers Affects California

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an opinion letter, FLSA 2019-6, addressing whether a service provider for a virtual marketplace company (VMC) is an independent contractor or employee under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A VMC operates in the “on-demand” or “sharing” economy and is generally an online and/or smartphone-based referral […]

May 9 2019 - Independent Contractor - Erika Pickles Read More »

Celebrating Small (But Mighty) Businesses

National Small Business Week 2019 shines a spotlight on 30 million small businesses from May 5 to May 11. Each year since 1963, the president has announced National Small Business Week to recognize the critical contributions of America’s small business owners and entrepreneurs. Small businesses employ nearly half of all Americans and create about two […]

May 8 2019 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

Questions About Pregnancy Disability Leave? Our May 16 Webinar Delivers

Do you know that California law provides some of the country’s strongest workplace protections for employees who are pregnant and/or new parents? That said, employers have due dates too. There are certain “to-due” steps to follow when an employee requests Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) or when you become aware of the need for leave. “Managing […]

May 7 2019 - Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »

Employee Claims a Co-Worker Lied About On-the-Job Injury

One of my employees came to me today and said his back was sore and that he hurt it while moving some equipment, so we sent him to the doctor to get treatment. Shortly after this employee left for the doctor’s office, another employee came to me and told me the first employee actually hurt […]

May 6 2019 - Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog Read More »

EEO-1 Pay Data Update: 2017, 2018 Data Due September 30

Employers have been waiting for the official Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) deadline for reporting hours and pay data on the EEO-1. As previously reported, recent litigation reinstated a revised EEO-1 report requiring the reporting of that data. The EEOC proposed a September 30 deadline for employers to submit hours and pay data for the […]

May 3 2019 - Reporting Requirements - Erika Pickles Read More »