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Jim Urbanic

New Laws for Moms in the Workplace

Effective January, 2020, mothers in California will enjoy greater protection under the law with respect to infant care. Senate Bill 142 (amending Labor Code Sections 1030, 1031, and 1033, and adding Labor Code Section 1034) provides that employees desiring to express...

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Business to Business or Employer/Employee

As California’s gig economy grows and more and more workers try their hand at freelancing, relationships between businesses face new challenges to avoid running afoul of employment laws. Of particular concern are those relationships that involve single-person...

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Leading the Fight Against Coronavirus Negligence

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19), was first identified in Wuhan, China, in late 2019 and has since spread worldwide to approximately 190 countries and territories. By January 31, 2020, it was estimated that approximately 75,000 people...

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California’s New Sexual Harassment Training Laws

Changes in California’s employment laws reflect the State’s desire that employers become more proactive in preventing sexual harassment claims in the workplace. By January 1, 2020, California employers with five or more employees must provide all non-supervisory...

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Are You An Employee?

California’s workers’ have increasingly turned to independent contracting as a main source of income and labor, creating what is now known as the "gig economy." For the most part freelancing is beneficial to all involved: small businesses pay less overhead for work...

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