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California Seeks to Enact Its Own State Corporate Transparency Act

California Seeks to Enact Its Own State Corporate Transparency Act California seeks to raise transparency regarding California business ownership by passing Senate Bill 1201, which seeks to impose on all domestic and foreign limited liability companies and corporations doing business in California the obligation to provide information about the beneficial...

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Employee Handbook Updates REQUIRED

Employee Handbook Updates REQUIRED Update your employee handbooks!  The California Legislature passed a whole slew of workplace reform bills that took effect January 1st.  Several require California employers either to add new policies to their Employee Handbooks or revise and update existing policies. The changes/additions include everything from leaves of...

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JANUARY 1, 2024: BUSINESS REPORTING NEW MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

JANUARY 1, 2024: BUSINESS REPORTING NEW MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS  In a significant move to bolster its anti-money laundering and anti-tax evasion efforts, the federal government introduced new regulations set to reshape the landscape for businesses formed in 2024 and beyond.  As of January 1, 2024, newly established corporations, limited liability companies...

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EASIER FOR CA EMPLOYEES TO PROVE EMPLOYER RETALIATION

EASIER FOR CA EMPLOYEES TO PROVE EMPLOYER RETALIATION California’s Equal Pay and Anti-Retaliation Protection Act is effective January 1, 2024 and amends certain provisions of the California Labor Code to create a rebuttable presumption of retaliation by the employer in favor of the employee, if an employee experiences an “adverse...

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JOINT EMPLOYER: NEW RULE

JOINT EMPLOYER:  NEW RULE A “joint employer” is when different entities exercise enough control over a worker that they have each formed an employment relationship with that worker. Thus, one worker could be an employee of multiple entities, even if those entities are not associated with one another (think, for...

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California expands Paid Sick Leave to 5 Days/40 Hours

California expands Paid Sick Leave to 5 Days/40 Hours California’s Senate Bill (SB) No. 616 is now law and it amends California’s paid sick leave law to expand mandatory paid sick leave from three days or twenty-four hours to five days or forty hours.  The increased paid sick leave requirements take effect...

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Google Must Pay Employee $1.1 million for Gender Bias Claim

Google Must Pay Employee $1.1 million for Gender Bias Claim A jury found Google guilty of sexual discrimination and awarded Google ex-executive Ulku Rowe $1.1 million.  In Rowe’s lawsuit, she alleged that the company gave higher pay to less-experienced male cohorts and that Google later denied her promotions in retaliation...

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