Are You an Employee or Independent Contractor? Why It Matters

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Many workers believe that their employer determines whether their status is as an independent contractor or employee, simply by designating the worker as such on an IRS Form 1099 or W-2. However, this is not the case. The relationship a worker has with an employer is governed by law, not by the employer’s judgment. Your … Read more

Firing Employees for Bad Behavior Outside of Work

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In our age of electronic and social media, employers are increasingly faced with what to do about an employee who has acted monstrously outside of work. In the past, except for those present at the event, the larger world may never have been made aware of your employee’s rude drunken rant outside a nightclub, their … Read more

Federal Employment Laws: Do They Apply to You?

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As someone who runs a business or helps with human resources, you are busy with many employee-related tasks, including recruiting and onboarding, employee relations, benefits, and perhaps payroll. But as you go about your day-to-day work, there are many federal laws that must keep up with, because not doing so may lead to serious consequences … Read more

When Classifying Workers as Independent Contractors, Remember the ABCs

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A recent decision of the California Supreme Court offers a reminder to employers that it can be dangerous to classify workers as independent contractors unless they truly are. When determining whether workers are properly identified as independent contractors, courts may apply one or more tests while examining the facts of workers’ employment conditions to determine … Read more

Are You Required to Provide Sick Leave to Your Employees? Thanks to the Growing Mandatory Sick Leave Movement, You May

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There are several employment law movements that are gaining momentum throughout the country. Late last year, we discussed the “ban the box” movement that is pushing legislation that prohibits employers from including criminal history questions on applications and places other limitations on hiring individuals with criminal pasts. Another movement that is gaining momentum is the … Read more

Staying Vigilant – 4 Employment Laws That Are Often Overlooked

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Businesses large and small must be aware of and abide by many different employment laws. However, because of the sheer number of employment laws, not to mention all the other business-related laws that demand compliance, it can be easy to overlook employment laws that are less obvious. Below I discuss four laws that are often … Read more

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