Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness as Temperatures Rise Across California

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High heat temperatures have officially arrived throughout California. As a result, Cal/OSHA published a news release reminding all employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness. The press release is available here. Many areas throughout California have already reached triple digits, which trigger an employer’s obligation to comply with California Heat Illness Prevention guidelines. […]

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UPDATE: Social Security Administration Confirms They Will Take NO ACTION for Employer’s Who Do Not Comply with No-Match Letters

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As we previously reported, in conjunction with Chris Schulte of CJ Lake, LLC and Rob Roy of Ventura County Agricultural Association, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) began mailing Educational Correspondence (“EDCOR”) notifications to employers who submit at least one 2018 W-2 with a SSN mismatch or no-match. These notices differed from previous mismatch/no-match letters as […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Dilutes Employer Defense to Job Bias Claims

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On Monday, the United States Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”) made it more difficult for employers to dismiss federal discrimination lawsuits, ruling that if an employer does not timely raise the affirmative defense that an employee failed to properly file a charge, the employer waives that defense and the discrimination lawsuit can proceed in federal court. Read […]

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FRIDAY FLURRY: UPDATES ON NEWS FOR THIS WEEK

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 Dynamex “ABC” Independent Contractor Test Applies Retroactively On Thursday, the Ninth Circuit ruled that Dynamex Operation West, Inc., v. Superior Court., (“Dynamex”) the California Supreme Court landmark decision which made it significantly more difficult for employers to classify workers as independent contractor, applies retroactively. As we previously reported here, in May of 2018 the California […]

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Employer Wins Right To Compel Individual Arbitration After Litigating All The Way To The Supreme Court

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After many years of litigation, employer Lamps Plus successfully defended its arbitration agreement all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”), when the Court’s conservative majority ruled that a court may not compel class-arbitration unless the parties’ arbitration agreement shows that the parties agreed to that process. In the case at issue, Varela v. […]

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Upcoming Seminar | Santa Maria

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Save the date for our upcoming seminar in Santa Maria! Michael Saqui will be presenting a Hot Topics 2019 seminar on May 22, 2019. The cost is $45 and you can register here. For more information, you can view the flyer.   We are here when you need us! Source:  The Saqui Law Group

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FRIDAY FLURRY: UPDATES ON NEWS FROM THIS WEEK AND COMPLIANCE REFRESHERS

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Arbitration Agreement Held Valid Despite Employee’s Rejection By: Jizell Lopez On Wednesday, a three judge panel for the Second Appellate District provided a win for employers, ruling that although an employee would not sign an employer’s arbitration agreement, the employee is still bound by the arbitration agreement because the employer declared upfront that the arbitration […]

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SOCIAL SECURITY MISMATCH AND IMMIGRATION: Where Do We Go From Here?

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Frequently Asked Questions on All Things Social Security This collaborative briefing was written by Michael C. Saqui of Dowling Aaron Incorporated, Chris Schulte of CJ Lake, LLC, and Rob Roy, President and General Counsel of Ventura County Agricultural Association In 2018, employers and third-party payroll providers were sent an Educational Correspondence (EDCOR) Announcement notice from […]

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CLIENT ALERT – IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARTNERSHIPS POTENTIAL ACTION NECESSARY BY MARCH 15, 2019

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Are you a partner in a partnership or memberin an LLC?If able, most partnerships (including LLCs taxed as partnerships) likely will want to “opt out” of the new centralized audit regime enacted under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (“BBA”) on their upcoming tax return. If unable to opt out (as discussed below), we still […]

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Federal Court Crisis

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President Trump, Congress must fill critical vacancies for judges in federal courts The following op-ed with headline below was originally published online by The Fresno Bee on August 3, 2018: Enamored of the Declaration of Independence and acting against the orders of the French king, the 20-year old Marquis de Lafayette in 1777 left France […]

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