The Supreme Court of California held that employers reasonably could have foreseen it would have established a worker-friendly "ABC test" for classifying workers.
An emergency regulation from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) requires most employers to comply with several new workplace safety requirements.
Proposition 22 will amend the state code to establish that app-based drivers are independent contractors, not employees, as long as their hiring party fulfills certain requirements that will likely be easier to meet than the "ABC test" established last year by the state legislature.
Certain California-based companies will soon face new requirements for diversifying their corporate boards racially, ethnically and in terms of sexual and gender identity, plus new pay data reporting requirements.
New amendments are intended to clarify and expand the ABC test, which governs independent contractor classification under California's wage and hour, workers' compensation, unemployment insurance and labor laws.
Los Angeles employers in certain industries especially hard hit by the coronavirus must rehire employees furloughed or laid off due to COVID-19 in a specified manner, rather than at the employers' discretion, under a pair of new city ordinances.
A California employer and another in Arizona must pay back wages for denying paid leave under the newly passed Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) to employees who had been under quarantine for possible COVID-19 exposure.
An emergency order from Mayor Eric Garcetti requires employers with 500 or more employees within the City of Los Angeles or 2,000 or more employees within the United States to provide employees with supplemental paid sick leave for reasons related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has suspended the California WARN Act for however long California remains in a state of emergency for covered employers affected by a COVID-19-related plant closing, mass layoff or shutdown.
A federal judge has denied Uber and Postmates' request for an injunction blocking enforcement of AB5, California's law that reclassifies most independent contractors as employees.
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