Hanging in my office is a Dilbert cartoon wherein a boss announces to his subordinates that, happily, they would not be replaced by robots. Unhappily, he would be replaced by a robot, bringing his unfortunate subordinates suffering “the world hasn’t seen since slavery was legal.” In an apparent bid to outdo Dilbert’s employer, Amazon has…

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September is the most common birth month in the United States, making August a common time for HR professionals to be preparing for maternity leaves and other issues surrounding pregnant employees. Here are ten practical tips every California employer should know when supporting their pregnant employees: No Stereotyping: Pregnancy is a protected characteristic under California’s…

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On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court announced an extremely narrow, pro-employee test for determining whether a worker is properly classified as an independent contractor.  The new standard, set forth in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, is so stringent that workers rights’ advocates are predicting a sweeping re-classification of workers throughout the…

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