While we often think of volunteers for nonprofit organizations in terms of traditional charities or religious organizations, there are many organizations with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status that wouldn’t typically come to mind. The IRS defines a 501(c)(3) as an organization that is “charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary...Read More
Why is everyone leaving California? It’s a simple and legitimate question. But the answers are unfortunately complicated and not very comforting. A total of 74 companies left California in the first six months of last year alone — including Oracle and Hewlett-Packard, just two of the many fortune 500 companies leaving California...Read More
The minimum wage could again be headed north. This time to an $18 dollar minimum wage — California business owners may be asked to face it in the coming years as another hike in a recent series of them. Because of its steady rise, what minimum wage in California has done is set a precedent...Read More
...But one thing is clear after today: many of California’s workers will have additional protected time off as we head into the third year of the Covid pandemic. And while there may be some new state provisions benefiting employers, it appears they may bear at least some of the cost for providing additional sick time...Read More
The 40-hour workweek is so ingrained in our society that it is hard to remember a time when it wasn’t the standard. First introduced by Henry Ford in 1926, the 40-hour workweek became law in 1940 through an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Overtime pay was also established at that time...Read More
...there are few places as difficult or complicated to run a business as California... While it can be challenging, many laws have been put in place to protect both employers and employees. Among those of particular importance is Assembly Bill 3075...Read More
Agriculture is woven into the fabric of California’s economy... The majority of that workforce is located in Central California, according to the EDD. Overtime rates for agricultural workers have been highly debated for years... Those working in the field are known to work longer hours during peak seasons...Read More
For any business owner in California, I believe there are two fundamental challenges: one is making a profit to pay your bills. The other is compliance with the myriad of state and federal laws. Among those laws is one that unfortunately many well-intentioned business owners overlook...Read More
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: California is one of the best states in the nation if you are an employee — but for employers wanting to ensure they are in compliance with health and safety regulations for their employees, it can be a bit tricky...Read More
As the end of the year approaches, so too does the time for new legislation. For employers in California, that can often mean substantial changes in government mandates and operating requirements. Among new laws taking effect this coming year is Senate Bill 807, signed by Governor Newsom in September...Read More
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