WARN Act and COVID-19

In these uncertain times, businesses are being forced to consider drastic measures to weather the current economic crisis, including potential reductions in the workforce.  However, businesses need to be aware of their obligations under both the federal and California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act prior to implementing any mass layoff, relocation, or termination…

Employers Can Expect an Avalanche of Investigations by the DIR

RPNA is at the forefront of protecting employers from all aspects concerning the workers compensation program. However, when Governor Gavin Newsom proposed an $18 billion budget, a little noticed provision also included millions of dollars more for the Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”). It is obvious that California employers can expect more investigations of worker…

Is The Dynamex Decision Retroactive?

The Court’s answer remains unclear and the potential impact to California Employers can be enormous. As you are certainly aware by now, last Spring the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, which community leaders view as a sea change for California business. No one who does business with independent contractors…