Bay Area Counties Double Down on Shelter-in-Place Orders

Bay Area Counties Double Down on Shelter-in-Place Orders

This Article was updated on 4/7/2020 to include correcting and clarifying information from the Temporary Regulations on the FFCRA. This is no April Fool’s joke. The same day the new Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act goes into effect, 8 Bay Area...
The Times They Are A-Changin’

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Last week was a bit of a whirlwind. Seven Bay Area Counties issued shelter-in-place orders. The Federal government passed two new laws as part of a larger bill providing extensive paid time off for employers with less than 500 employees. Governor Newsom...
New Employment Laws for 2020 Signed by Governor Newsom

New Employment Laws for 2020 Signed by Governor Newsom

The California legislature and Gavin Newsom have been busy in 2019. The following is a list of the new legislation impacting California employers. Most laws go into effect January 1, 2020, but a few go into effect immediately. Thank you to Phyllis Cheng who does an...
Non-Solicitation Clause Unenforceable

Non-Solicitation Clause Unenforceable

Court Decision Casts Doubt on Non-Solicitation Clauses California is known for its strong prohibition on almost all forms of “non-compete” clauses. The Business and Professions Code states that “every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful...
Independent Contractor Analysis Gets Modified…Again

Independent Contractor Analysis Gets Modified…Again

Further Clarification of the Employee vs. Independent Contractor Question The distinction between employees and independent contractors is imperative to workers and businesses. Employees enjoy many more protections and benefits than independent contractors and...