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Get Ready for California Legislative Updates in 2020!

APPLIES TO All Employers with CA Employees EFFECTIVE January 1, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The California Legislature tends to pass the hard-hitting employment law changes at the end of its session. Here are key updates employers should be aware of. AB 9 | DFEH Claims Extended. Extends the statute of limitations to three […]

California: IMPORTANT Changes for Independent Contractors

APPLIES TO All Employers with CA Independent Contractors EFFECTIVE January 1, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 AB 5 codifies the already existing Dyanamex “ABC test” for independent contractors. A significant difference between now and next year is that there will be exceptions for certain jobs and relationships that do not currently exist. Those […]

U.S. DOL Opinion Letters: Delaying FMLA Leave, Clarifying FLSA Exceptions, and Applying HSAs to Garnishments

APPLIES TO All Employers EFFECTIVE September 10, 2019 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently released three opinion letters addressing the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Consumer Credit Protection Act.  These opinion letters are issued by the Wage and Hour Division and interpret […]

Fifth Circuit: Clarity on Highly Compensated Employee Exception to FLSA Overtime Requirements

APPLIES TO All Employers with LA, MS, and TX Employees EFFECTIVE August 21, 2019 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 In Faludi v. U.S. Shale Solutions, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal confirmed that an employee’s guaranteed day rate satisfied the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA) highly compensated employee (HCE) exemption, even though the employee […]

California: FEHA Applies to More Employers

APPLIES TO Employers with 5 or more Employees EFFECTIVE October 1, 2019 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) changed the definition of “Employer” for purposes of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). FEHA still applies to employers with five or more employees. However, the way in […]

California: Changing Definition of “Serious Injury” Expands Employer Responsibilities

APPLIES TO All Employers with CA Employees EFFECTIVE January 1, 2020 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 AB 1805 revises the definition of a “serious” injury under the California Labor Code, resulting in expanded reporting responsibilities for employers.  Currently, employers are required to report to Cal/OSHA any serious injury or death in the workplace as […]

Illinois: Complying with the Illinois AI Video Interview Act

APPLIES TO All Employers EFFECTIVE August 9, 2019 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 A few months ago, the Illinois legislature unanimously passed HB 2557, the Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act (the Act).  This bill addresses employer use of AI in the recruiting/hiring process, namely, AI used to analyze applicants in video interviews.  The bill […]

Minnesota: Split-Day Overtime is Over

APPLIES TO All Employers with MN Employees EFFECTIVE September 18, 2019 QUESTIONS? Contact HR On-Call (888) 378-2456 In In re Minnesota Living Assistance, Inc., the Minnesota Supreme Court stated that employers cannot use split-day overtime to comply with state overtime rules, where employees have not yet worked the overtime hours meant to comply with state […]