California employers have been grappling with the difficult and fact-intensive issue of classifying their workers as employees or independent contractors ever since the California Supreme Court issued its landmark 2018
Continue Reading Ninth Circuit Holds AB-5 Applies to Motor Carrier Workers in California

As States “reopen” and employees “return to work,” employers are presented with a fresh opportunity to revisit their pre-pandemic policies. McKinsey reported in the fall of 2020 that women, LGBTQ
Continue Reading Mission Possible: Revamp and Reeducate for Prevention of Workplace Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

After a year of New York taxpayers having to deal with COVID-19 and getting some additional time to file, income tax returns for the year 2020 (not on extension) are
Continue Reading Telecommuters Assigned to the NY Location of Their Employer but Working Outside NY Due to the Pandemic May Be Taxed Twice

California recently enacted an employee recall law that may substantially affect employers in the tourism and travel industries amid the emerging post-Covid-19 economy. On the heels of Governor Gavin Newsom’s
Continue Reading A Recall to Arms after Covid-19 – Some California Employers Must Offer Rehire to Laid-off Employees

New York employees may now elect paid leave for time spent receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. Specifically, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Assembly Bill A3354B, on March 12, 2021, which provides
Continue Reading COVID-19 Vaccination: Paid Leave Enacted in New York

Unions are back in the news. On March 9, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives successfully passed the Protect the Right to Organize Act (the PRO Act), legislation designed to
Continue Reading The New New Deal? U.S. House Of Representatives Passes Sweeping Labor Reform With Significant but Uncertain Future