NATIONAL ORIGINS PROTECTION DEFINITION IS AMENDED BY THE CALIFORNIA FAIR EMPLOYMENT HOUSING ACT (FEHA)

September 29th, 2018

Effective July 1, 2018, the amended “National Origin” regulations protect applicants and employees, as well as individuals who are undocumented. The prior regulations defined national origin as “the individual’s or ancestors’ actual or perceived place of birth or geographic origin, national origin group or ethnicity.” The new regulations expanded the definition of “national origin” to […]

CA SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY

September 29th, 2018

Effective July 1, 2018 AB 1844 prohibit employers from requesting or requiring the following from an employee or applicant: Disclosure of a username or password for the purpose of accessing personal social media. Accessing personal social media in the presence of the employer. Divulging any personal social media, except in limited circumstances.

CHANGES TO INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR CLASSIFICATIONS

September 29th, 2018

California Supreme Court released a new three-factor test, also known as the “ABC” test, to determine if a worker is an independent contractor or an employee. In order to classify a worker as an independent contractor the following must be true:The worker is free from the hiring entity’s control and direction in connection with the […]

IMMIGRANT WORKER PROTECTION ACT AMENDMENT

September 29th, 2018

As of July 1, 2018 The Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB 450) goes into affect. The act limits California employers interaction with federal immigration enforcement agents and protects employees while on the job. Employers cannot voluntarily provide work site access in nonpublic areas of the business and access to review or obtain employee records to […]

REST PERIODS MAY BE TAKEN OFF PREMISES

September 29th, 2018

An update to the Labor Commissioner’s fact sheet on rest breaks indicates that an employer cannot control how an employee spends his or her work breaks. The California Wage Orders requires the rest break be a duration of “net” 10 minutes. The rest period starts when an employee reaches an area that is appropriate for […]

UPDATED EDD NOTICE TO EMPLOYEE POSTER (DE 1587A)

September 29th, 2018

The EDD Notice to Employees (DE 1857A) required poster has been updated and published in July 2018. However, it is not mandatory to replace your poster until January 1, 2019. This required poster will be included in the All-in-one Mandatory poster we provide to our BestPartner clients.

July 1, 2018 Minimum Wage Increase

September 29th, 2018

On July 1 2018, the minimum wage for Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County (unincorporated) and other local ordinances will increase. Los Angeles City and Los Angeles County (unincorporated areas) current minimum wage of $10.50 per hour for small employers, and $12.00 per hour for large employers (26+ employees) will see the following increase: Los […]

Poster Requirements

December 13th, 2017

Several new state laws have poster requirements which are included in the California “All in One” poster, so getting your updated posters for 2018 is essential and posting it in a prominent location for employees to see. Also, make sure you are in compliance with any local ordinance posting requirements for your locations throughout California.

Minimum Wage Increases

December 13th, 2017

On January 1, 2018, the state-wide minimum wage increases to $10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees, and to $11 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees.  These changes also raise the minimum exempt salary rate which is calculated at 2 times the hourly rate using a 40 hour work […]

Ban the Box

December 13th, 2017

Commonly known as “ban the box” legislation, AB 1008 prohibits employers with five or more employees from asking about criminal history information on job applications or at any time before a conditional offer of employment has been made. There are limited exceptions for certain positions, such as those requiring a criminal background check. Additionally, some criminal history information, such […]