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New Employment Laws in the Works in California

The State Assembly recently passed six new bills that further protect employees’ rights in the state of California. Below is a summary of those bills AB-51 aims at outlawing arbitration in employment contracts. This bill is likely preempted by federal law (the Federal Arbitration Act) despite its declared intent not to invalidate agreements that are otherwise enforceable

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California Independent Contractor Test Applies Retroactively

In what is deemed to be a big blow to companies, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that California’s Independent Contractor Test, which was established in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court last April, should be applied retroactively. This means that the “ABC” test, which makes it difficult for businesses to classify their workers

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