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Recently, in Clarke v. AMN Services, LLC, the Ninth Circuit found that a per diem benefit paid to traveling clinicians for expenses incurred while working away from home was compensation required to be included in the regular rate of pay
Continue Reading Employers Should Review Expense Reimbursements in Light of Recent Ninth Circuit Decision

Recently, the California Supreme Court answered the long-awaited question as to whether the ABC test set forth in Dynamex Operations W., Inc. v. Superior Court (2018) (“Dynamex”) to classify workers as independent contractors applies retroactively. The answer is yes.
Continue Reading ABC Test Classifying Workers as Independent Contractors Applies Retroactively

Recently, in Midwest Motor Supply Co. v. Finch, the Court of Appeal found that an employee’s right under Section 925 of the Labor Code to void a forum-selection clause in an employment agreement is triggered when a modification to any
Continue Reading Employers Beware:  Section 925 Grants Employees Broad Power to Void a Forum-Selection Clause

AB 685, which becomes effective on January 1, 2021, requires employers to take specified actions once the employer receives notice of a Covid-19 outbreak or potential exposure to Covid-19 in the workplace.
Continue Reading New Covid-19 Reporting Law Imposes Notice Requirements on Employers and Expands Cal/OSHA’s Authority