2020 Employment Law Update

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Here are some of the most significant employment law updates in the last year.

Minimum Wage
The minimum wage for all California employees has increased. For employers with 26 or more employees, it has increased to $13 per hour. For 25 or less, it has increased to $12 per hour. This also means that the minimum annual salary for certain exempt employees has increased to $54,080 and $49,920, respectively.

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Employment Law Update 2019

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Here are the most significant employment law updates in the last year.

New Employment Test – Dynamex Case

One of the most important updates in the law came as a result of the California Supreme Court’s decision in the case entitled Dynamex v. Superior Court. In that case, the Court established a new test for determining whether a worker is an employee versus an independent contractor, which the Court referred to as the ABC test.

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My Boss is a Jerk! But is it Illegal?

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So, your superior at work treats you horribly.  If this is you, I am sure some of the following thoughts have crossed your mind: “Something isn’t right about this.  This seems wrong.  Shouldn’t this be illegal?” 

This article is inspired by the numerous calls we receive regarding this very issue.  The start of the typical call goes something like this: “My boss is harassing and discriminating against me.”  To some callers’ surprise, the question that follows is “Why do you think your boss is harassing or discriminating against you?” This question is extremely important because the answer will determine whether or not the superior’s conduct might be illegal.  While some employees might believe a bad boss, a rude supervisor, or a yelling manager constitutes illegal harassment or discrimination, the reality is that such conduct is usually only illegal if motivated by a limited and specific set of reasons.

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