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…

California Approves Amendments to the AB 5 Independent Contractor/Employee Rules

On September 4, 2020, Governor Newsom signed into law AB 2257, which exempts several additional occupations from the ABC Test under AB 5, and attempts to further clarify the distinction between employer-employee relationships and professionals that run their own independent businesses.  AB 2257 is a lengthy bill that made several significant changes. We have summarized…