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

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Three bills signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last week once again modify employers’ obligations to California employees who are exposed to or contract COVID-19.  The most important aspects of this

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With so many natural disasters in the news, it is no surprise that California is taking steps to protect employees who are subject to them. Last week, California’s Governor Gavin

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