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Are You an Employee or Independent Contractor Under California Law?

If you have kept up with employment law at all over the last few years in California, then you know there has been significant debate about what it means to be an independent contractor. There has been years of back and forth over whether or not companies are taking advantage of independent contractors or “gig workers.” After the state passed a law more specifically defining how companies are allowed to use independent contractors, this law...
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California Tip Laws

Many employees in the state of California work for tips. However, we also realize that there is significant confusion about the laws surrounding tips in this state. Here, we want to briefly discuss the California tip laws because we think that you need to know your rights when it comes to keeping the wages that you earn. If you have any questions about whether or not your employer has properly handled wages and tips, or...
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California Laws on Smoking in the Workplace

The consensus of health professionals over the last few decades is that second-hand tobacco smoke is indeed a health hazard. However, federal law usually does not require that employers provide smoke-free workplaces for their workers. That said, counties and cities can choose to regulate smoking laws in the workplace in California. Here, we want to delve a little bit further into the rules surrounding smoking in the workplace so that you have an understanding of...
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California PTO Laws

Most people are familiar with the term paid time off or PTO. However, we know that many individuals may not quite understand the laws surrounding PTO in California. In this state, we need to point out that employers are not required to provide any paid vacation or PTO for their employees. That being said, a growing number of employees in the state are beginning to realize the benefits of various types of time off for...
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An Analysis of Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes: Which Days Are Most Dangerous?

At around 10 p.m. on July 4, 2020, a drunk driver struck a teenager on a motorcycle in Cowley County, Kansas, killing him at the scene. Even his helmet could not protect him from the severe impact of the head-on collision. On Christmas Eve 2020 at around 3 a.m., two San Antonio men were killed in separate collisions with the same drunk driver – a 26-year-old who entered Southeast Loop 410 the wrong way. One...
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