The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Employers Cannot Require Arbitration Agreements as a Condition of Employment

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court who previously ruled that AB 51 was an unlawful restriction on arbitration agreements. The 9th Circuit’s ruling means that – at least for now – AB 51 remains the law in California. Last year, California Assembly Bill 51 was enacted, adding a section to…

Effective Immediately: Cal/OSHA’s Updated Guidelines for California Employers re: Vaccinations External

We previously covered the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) that the California Division of Occupation Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released back in November of 2020. Now we have an update for you that we hope helps RPNA’s clients. As of June 17, 2021, Cal/OSHA approved revisions to the ETS that reflect the current health…

California Supreme Court Holds Dynamex ABC Test for Independent Contractors Applies Retroactively

In 2018, the California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court fundamentally changed the manner by which workers are classified as employees or independent contractors. The court found under the “suffer or permit to work” employee definition in all California wage orders, any worker who performs work for a business is…