What’s New in Employment Law?

Welcome to Shaw Law Group, PC’s law blog. We will focus on employment law developments, particularly in California. Nothing in this forum should be construed as legal advice, ’cause it isn’t. So, please consult your lawyer or hire us! (We typically represent employers, not employees). Also – this is a public website, so communications are not privileged. Copyright Shaw Law Group, PC © 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017. All rights reserved.


Incomplete Summary of New California Employment Laws for 2020

We've gone over AB 5, AB 51 and several other new laws in previous posts over the past few months.  Go back and read the previous posts. You know you want to.  Anyway, Governor Newsom signed many other new employment laws in the past few weeks, which will change...

Employment Law Pot Pourri (NO AB 5 Content)

While everyone's been paying attention to AB 5, the Legislature, agencies and courts have continued their work.  Here are some quick takes.  I'll have some more in a couple of days.  The U.S. DOL Re-Issues Regulations Regarding Overtime The Department of Labor's...

AB 5 – CA’s New Independent Contractor Law Part 3 of 3

OK, let's wrap up this long discussion of AB 5.  The 2750.3(a)(2) / Wage Order 2 Gotcha Subdivision 2750.3(a)(2) says: any exceptions to the terms “employee,” “employer,” “employ,” or “independent contractor,” and any extensions of employer status or liability, that...

AB 5 – CA’s New Independent Contractor Law – Part 2 of 3

Hello, again.  I corrected some typos and tweaked a few things in Part 1, which you can read here. Apologies. I was going to cover AB 5 in two posts. But I decided to give the "business-to-business" section, subdivision 2750.3(e), its own post.  So, I will finish the...

A Word About AB 5 (CA’s Pending Independent Contractor Law)

If you've been a lawyer for a while, or you know a lawyer, or you watch the news, you know that the non-legal press as a general proposition is terrible at covering legal developments.  Sorry, but that's just the truth.  And as Exhibit 12 gazillion for that...

California Supreme Court Trims a Remedy Available in PAGA Lawsuits

The California Supreme Court threw a curve ball at employment lawyers today, on both sides of the courtroom.  Justice Cuellar issued the unanimous Court's opinion in ZB, NA v. Superior Court (opinion here). This is a case about PAGA, the Private Attorney General Act...

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