Spotlight On Calif.'s New Employee-Friendly Laws

Law360, New York (November 7, 2011, 1:34 PM EST) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a number of bills that could significantly impact employers in the new year. Below is a survey of some of these new laws and their key provisions.

Misclassification of Independent Contractors

Consistent with the trend toward government crackdowns on employers who misclassify their employees as independent contractors, California's SB 459 provides a comprehensive approach to enforcing wage laws.

The legislature enacted the new law prohibiting the "willful misclassification" of individuals as independent contractors, as well as the practice...
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