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Labor & Employment, Natural Resources & Mining and Prevailing Wage California Supreme Court Rules Mobilization Work Not Subject to Prevailing Wage

Kerry Shapiro and Patricia DeSantis Belton wrote an article for the Natural Resources and Mining Law Blog discussing the impact of the California Supreme Court’s ruling on prevailing wage case Mendoza v. Fonseca McElroy Grinding Co., Inc. JMBM client California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) filed an Amicus Brief in support of Fonseca. The full […]

Labor & Employment Independent Contractors: AB 2257 Significantly Changes AB 5 on Classification of Workers

Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), California’s statute governing the classification of independent contractors, underwent fundamental changes on September 4, 2020 when AB 2257 became law. The new exemptions and revisions apply to exemptions for business-to-business relationships, referral agencies, professional services, performance artists, and other classifications. AB 5 codified the rigid “ABC” test for determining whether […]

Labor & Employment Labor & Employment New Year Round-Up: What to Expect in 2021

Several new pieces of California legislation have either recently gone into effect or will take effect on January 1, 2021, impacting nearly all employers and how they handle COVID-19 related issues, leaves of absence, workers’ classification, discrimination disputes, arbitration agreements, union relations, and other miscellaneous issues. Our round-up will help you determine which key issues […]

Labor & Employment California Employers’ Road Map to Reopening the Physical Workplace

In only two months, California employers have experienced an unprecedented disruption to business and the adoption and implementation of myriad new laws aimed at remedying the economic effects of COVID-19 and limiting its spread. But even now, as California lawmakers from the Governor to local mayors agree that it is time for California to get […]

Labor & Employment Frequently Asked Questions: What Employers Need to Know About the FFCRA

Effective April 1, 2020 and continuing through December 31, 2020, covered employers need to begin complying with the mandates of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or “Act”). You can find our original article explaining the FFCRA here. Since the law’s enactment on March 18, 2020, the Department of Labor has clarified and expanded […]

Labor & Employment COVID-19 Update: President Trump Signs Family First Coronavirus Response Act

With hour-by-hour developments, here is an update on yesterday’s Labor Alert: As we expected, the federal government will provide additional sick leave relief and paid child care leave for employees; in anticipation of things to come, California will ease employers’ mass layoff notice requirements. Families First Coronavirus Response Act Yesterday, March 18, President Trump signed […]

Labor & Employment COVID-19: Advice for California Employers

Most California employers are taking steps to keep employees safe during the Coronavirus Pandemic. These changes to workplace routines, policies and norms are the result of a mix of proactive steps, changes in demand, and government mandates. As labor and employment lawyers, our phones have been ringing off the hook. Here are the Top 7 […]