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DLSE Releases Revised Wage Theft Protection Act Compliance Materials

On April 12, 2012 the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) issued a more streamlined template in compliance of the California’s Wage Theft Prevention Act. The agency also update its FAQ web page which provides guidance to employers to comply with the employee disclosure requirements which became effective at the beginning of 2012.

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NLRB Poster Update   

January 6, 2014


The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided not to seek Supreme Court review of two U.S. Court of Appeals decisions invalidating the NLRB’s Notice Posting Rule, which would have required most private sector employers to post a notice of employee rights in the workplace.

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Employee or Independent Contractor? Enhanced Penalties in Recent California Legislation Counsel Review of Non-Employee Classification Practices


By: Camille Olson, David Kadue, Tim Haley, Fred Sanderson and Ferry Lopez

On October 9, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed California Senate Bill 459 ("SB 459"), which adds sections 226.8 and 2753 to the California Labor Code. SB 459, effective January 1, 2012, imposes steep penalties on employers who willfully misclassify employees. This legislation is but one example of a growing effort at both the federal and state level to identify, reclassify, and prevent misclassification of employees as independent contractors, deterring companies from doing so with significant penalties.

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Senate Bill 126—ALRA Modifications
(effective January 1, 2012)

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Legislation Signed Into Law by Governor Brown

The Governor has been busy reviewing 870 bills the legislature sent him since August. The Governor had until October 9th to take action on those bills. Governor Brown signed 745 of the bills and vetoed 125.

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California Joins Other States in Placing Restrictions on Employers’ Use of Credit Checks

On October 10, 2011, Governor Brown signed into legislation Assembly Bill No. 22, which generally prohibits employers from using an applicant’s or employee’s credit history in making employment decisions. 

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