California Independent Contractor Law Update.  New Law Follows Prior Court Ruling Favoring Employees and Opposing Misclassification. Summary:California’s Governor signed into law AB 5 which goes into effect on January 1, 2020 and adds the ABC test to the California Labor Code. This is another important step in California’s fight to protect workers’ pay, overtime rights
What Workers Must be Told and Do, Before Their Fingerprints or Faces Are Used.The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) protects workers who are required to use devices such as biometric time clocks to punch-in / punch-out and record their time worked.  While the law does not prohibit employers in Illinois from using such devices,
What Workers Need to Know to Protect Their Pay. Effective July 1, 2019 (August 1, 2019, for certain criminal penalties), Minnesota’s recently enacted Wage Theft Law provides workers in the state with greater protections of their hard-earned overtime pay and other wages.  This is a major step towards deterring unethical and illegal pay practices that
  It’s the height of hurricane season again. With reconstruction still going on in Texas post Harvey and in Puerto Rico post Irma and Maria, Hawaii having already been impacted by storm damage, and North Carolina and South Carolina heavily damaged by Hurricane Florence, it’s time to remind the thousands of workers who do the
If you work at multiple locations and do not get paid overtime based on the combined total hours worked, your employer is likely violating the law…and owes you back overtime pay.   A common scheme used by large multi-location employers to avoid paying workers overtime is to spread workers across 2 or more locations during
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