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Governor Schwarzenegger Vetoes SB 1583

As previously reported in the Stoel Rives World of Employment, the California Assembly passed Senate Bill 1583, which would have made paid consultants who advise employers to treat workers as independent contractors to avoid employee status jointly and severally liable with the employer if it is determined the workers are not independent contractors.  The Governator … Continue Reading

California Bans Texting While Driving

Add "texting" to the list of things you may not do in California while driving.  As previously reported in the Stoel Rives World of Employment, on July 1 this year, California banned talking on a cell phone while driving (although talking on a hands-free device is still okay).  However, the California legislature forgot to add … Continue Reading

California Assembly Passes Four Employment-Related Laws

California employers take note:  The California State Assembly recently passed four significant employment-related bills that you should pay close attention to: Medical Marijuana:  A.B. 2279 would prohibit discrimination against an employee based on marijuana use, as long as the use was for medical reasons and did not occur at the workplace or during the hours of employment. … Continue Reading

California Drywall Contractor Settles Meal Break Case for $1.4 Million

California employers beware:  the state Attorney General is enforcing meal breaks and overtime laws.  This week, an Orange County drywall contractor agreed to pay $1.4 million in damages to employees who did not receive their legally required meal breaks or who did not recieve overtime.  To read the settlement in the case, California v. Interwall Dev. Sys. Inc., click … Continue Reading
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