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Protecting Your Important Data When Employees Leave

Protecting Your Important Data When Employees Leave

When is a business most susceptible to losing data, intellectual property and important records? No, not during a cyber attack or a break-in, but during lay-offs. With employees maybe feeling disgruntled after being let go, it’s common for some of them to pocket...
Rating Agency Calls for 7.2% Workers’ Comp Rate Cut

Rating Agency Calls for 7.2% Workers’ Comp Rate Cut

Thanks to reforms enacted in 2014, California’s workers’ comp rating agency is recommending that the average benchmark rate be cut by 7.2% for policies effective July 1 and onward. The filing made by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is for the state’s...
Top 10 Wage and Hour Law Mistakes by Employers

Top 10 Wage and Hour Law Mistakes by Employers

California’s wage and hour laws are not always easy to conform to and often employers are confused about how to comply with statutes. Employers have cause to worry: often, failure to follow the law can leave a company open to lawsuits and/or regulatory action. To keep...
Employers Grapple with Mishmash of Marijuana Laws

Employers Grapple with Mishmash of Marijuana Laws

As unemployment dips to its lowest level in decades, coupled with more states legalizing marijuana, employers are having to rethink screening requirements for workers, particularly drug-testing. The problem is that employers are grappling with the sometimes...
California High Court Upends Independent Contractor Test

California High Court Upends Independent Contractor Test

The California Supreme Court has handed down a decision that rewrites the state’s independent contractor law by adopting a more stringent test for determining whether or not someone is an employee for wage order cases. The new test is similar to Massachusetts...