What is the ABC Test for Employees and Independent Contractors?

What is the ABC Test for Employees and Independent Contractors?

If you’re a worker in California, you need to know the ABC test most likely applies to you. It’s a test that determines whether you’re an employee or an independent contractor – and that distinction plays a big role in the way your employer pays you and the benefits you’re entitled to receive. What is the ABC Test for Employees … Read More

What is the Federal Economic Realities Test?

What is the Federal Economic Realities Test - California Employment Lawyers

When a federal court has to determine whether a worker is an employee or a contractor, it uses something called the economic realities test. In many ways, the economic realities test is a lot like the state of California’s manner and means test. What is the Federal Economic Realities Test? The federal economic realities test is a test that determines … Read More

7 Common Employment Law Issues

7 Common Employment Law Issues

Employment law issues run the complete range from discrimination and harassment at a job to unsafe conditions – but one thing remains the same: If your employer is violating a law, you have legal recourse. Here’s a look at some common employment law issues and what to do about them. 7 Common Employment Law Issues Seven of the most common … Read More

1099 vs. W-2 Employees: The Big Differences Between the Two

1099 vs W-2 Employees - Los Angeles Employment Lawyer

Are you a 1099 worker or W-2 employee – and does it matter? From an employer’s standpoint, it certainly makes a big difference… but you may be surprised to learn that many employers misclassify employees. Sometimes employers make genuine mistakes, but in other cases, employers willfully misclassify employees in order to save money. Here’s what you need to know. 1099 … Read More

Gig Economy Workers and California Labor Laws

Gig Economy Workers

Gig economy workers – people whose income consists of income-earning activities that exist outside an employer-employee relationship – aren’t entitled to the same California labor law protections as many employees are. So what protections do gig economy workers have in California? Here’s what you need to know. Gig Economy Workers and California Labor Laws California labor laws are designed to … Read More

What is Assembly Bill 5, and How Does it Affect Independent Contractors?

Small Business and AB-5 in California - Independent Contractors

The California Assembly’s most recent foray into gig work legislation – an attempt to help workers get the employee status they deserve, rather than allowing companies to consider them independent contractors just to save a few bucks – is based on a California Supreme Court decision on employee misclassification. What is Assembly Bill 5, and How Does it Affect Independent … Read More

Truck Driver Pay Laws

Truck Driver Pay Laws

Truck driver pay laws can be a little confusing – and in some cases, trucking companies fail to pay drivers the overtime they deserve. That’s because the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, has a Motor Carrier Exemption. But not all drivers fall under that category. If you’re a truck driver, you need to know how truck driver pay laws … Read More

Contractor vs. Employee: What Are the Differences?

Contractor vs. Employee - Glendale Employment Lawyer

If you’re working in the state of California, you’re either an independent contractor or an employee – but what’s the difference, and how do you know which you are? Contractor vs. Employee: What Are the Differences? In many cases, independent contractors and employees work side-by-side with no apparent differences between them. However, there are a few important distinctions and each … Read More

Independent Contractor Wage and Hour Claims

Independent Contractor Wage and Hour Claims - Glendale and LA Employment Lawyer

Many of the requirements that apply to compensating employees do not extend to independent contractors. For that reason, employers often attempt to misclassify workers as independent contractors when they are actually acting as bona fide employees. This is an ongoing issue affecting workers in California as the cost of labor and standards of living continue to rise. Many companies attempt … Read More