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 theseContinue 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”]
California Employment Development Department (EDD)
Beware of Independent Contractor Agreements with “Work Made for Hire” Language
In recent years, California and federal agencies have highly scrutinized independent contractor status. While that scrutiny may be abating somewhat on the federal level, it is still alive and …
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DOES GOOD CAUSE FOR TERMINATION EQUAL GOOD CAUSE TO CONTEST UNEMPLOYMENT?
Let’s say you have good reasons for termination. Perhaps the employee has well documented performance issues, has fallen asleep on the job, or has violated the harassment policy. Many employers…
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IF WE WERE RIGHT TO FIRE HIM WHY DOES HE STILL GET UNEMPLOYMENT?
Let’s say you fire an employee for violating a very reasonable company policy, such as the harassment policy, or a safety policy, or even misappropriation of company property. Does that…
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Generous Employers Beware
Coordination of disability payments just got more complicated.
Once again California is a trendsetter in the nation. As of December 10, 2010, the state’s Employment Development Department (EDD) began sending…
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