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New ABC Independent Contractor Test Will Likely Spur More Wage & Hour Class Actions By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. Labor laws and regulations govern employees’ wage rates, work hours and other working conditions. Employees are also subject to various federal and state payroll taxes. Independent contractors, however, are not entitled to the protections of the wage …


Guide to New Employment Laws for 2018 By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. New Employment Laws and regulations went in to effect January 1st, 2018. Find them below, and contact Stone | Dean’s Employment Law Practice Group for help updating your employment practices. Ban the Box: No Criminal History Inquiries before Making a Conditional Offer Do Not …


December News Update — California, Employment, Business, Insurance December 2017’s trending legal updates, court decisions, and important news in California, Employment, Business, and Insurance. California Law People in Los Angeles county can now text 911 during emergencies. The SMS message service is intended for the hearing impaired and those in dangerous situations unable to talk …


The Most Important California Court Decisions for the week of August 14-18, 2017 (Civil Procedure, Insurance, Labor & Employment, and Torts) By Kori Macksoud We are making it easier for you to stay updated on all the latest California Court case decisions by bringing our quarterly White Paper to the Cutting Edge Blog! Now you’ll …


Employee Absences to Attend Protests Might Be Protected Activity By Robyn M. McKibbin, Esq. This article was originally written for Stone | Dean’s At Issue Newsletter. You can find the original & full edition of At Issue Summer 2017 here. Edit, 8/18: With protests flaring up and turning violent around the Nation (notably in Charlottesville, VA), many have …


CALI[FAIR]NIA By Kori Macksoud, Law Clerk A few years ago, the California State Legislature signaled it would take a very aggressive approach toward eliminating unfair pay practices and indeed it has!  In late September, Governor Brown signed off on several important bills of great significance to employers and employees alike.  Beginning January 1, 2017, additional …


Calling All Employers: Don’t Be This Guy! By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. This article was originally written for Stone | Dean’s At Issue Newsletter, Fall 2016. You can find the entire issue, as well as our library of past At Issues, by visiting the link here: http://stonedeanlaw.com/media/newsletter/ Stone | Dean recently obtained a six-figure arbitration award on behalf of a wrongfully terminated …


Employers: Have You Hired Someone Recently?   Our guest-blogger, Immigration Attorney Ajay S. Thakkar, Esq., has some important information you might need to know!   Keep Your I-9 Form (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) Up To Date: In order to comply with United States law, an employer must verify the identity and employment authorization of each person they …