Steven Gallagher

The California Court of Appeal dealt another blow to California employers—employees who’s individual PAGA claims are compelled to arbitration now maintain standing to bring their representative PAGA claims in court.

Continue Reading Representative PAGA Claims Survive Arbitration Agreements—California Rejects U.S. Supreme Court’s Viking River Holding

The EDD is aggressively pursuing unemployment tax audits aimed at evaluating potential independent contractor misclassification. Presumably due to the overwhelming financial burden the pandemic imposed, the EDD is pursuing these

Continue Reading The Taxman Cometh: How to Handle an EDD Audit [Click Here if You Received an “Inquiry Regarding Records,” a “Preaudit Questionnaire,” or an “Information Sheet: Employment Tax Audit”]

Bills of importance to California employers were passed by the California Legislature in the final days of the 2022 session, which ended yesterday.  Governor Gavin Newsom has until September 30

Continue Reading Sign or Veto? Bills Impacting Employers Await Governor Newsom’s Decision