More Employers Get Premium Bills for ‘Misclassified’ Workers

Posted on: November 12th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

One outgrowth of a new California law that applies more stringent criteria for what constitutes an independent contractor is that many employers are likely to see more audits and calls for additional premium from their workers’ comp insurers. In fact, it’s already happening in some industries, according to the insurance industry trade press. More and […]

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Newsom Set to Sign in Sweeping Independent Contractor Bill

Posted on: September 18th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation into law that will codify a court ruling from last year that set new ground rules for what constitutes an independent contractor, and which expands on that ruling. There’s been a lot written in the media about the legislation, AB 5, and unfortunately much of it misses the […]

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Top 10 Wage and Hour Law Mistakes by Employers

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

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 you informed about the laws that are most easily […]

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California High Court Upends Independent Contractor Test

Posted on: May 9th, 2018 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

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 independent contractor law, which is considered the strictest in the country. The new […]

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