Monthly Archives: December 2019
Opt-Out Provisions, Handbook Policies, and Arbitration Agreements: When Are Arbitration Agreements Enforceable Under California Law?
It is a common fact. Employment Handbooks can be lengthy. While employment handbooks can contain very valuable information for employees, such as appropriate workplace conduct and policies, some handbooks may also contain agreements for employees to be bound, like an arbitration agreement. If you are an employee who received an employment handbook with an… Read More »
Reducing Worker Misclassification: Independent Contractors versus Employees and what the Passage of AB5 Means for California’s Workers
Starting in January 2020, many California workers who are currently treated as “independent contractors” may become reclassified as “employees” under California law. This is due to the recent passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 5, which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law on September 18. AB 5 codifies a 2018 California Supreme Court decision on… Read More »