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Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are all the rage, and many consumers now regularly use them buy goods or services. But what about employers? Can you pay your employees in a cryptocurrency? The state of the law is unclear, but the...

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Whereas some other parts of the USA are concerned about the impact of any minimum wage legislation, Silicon Valley seems to be embracing all the measures and rules. This trend is supported by many startups that are mushrooming in...

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Late last week, the California Supreme Court handed down its decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court, No. S222732, potentially having far-reaching effects on the booming “gig economy.” The Court’s decision does away with the former Borello test...

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Employers and employees across the country are closely monitoring developments regarding the suspension of former President Obama’s “Overtime Rule.” In November 2016, a Texas Federal Court judge issued a preliminary injunction against the Overtime Rule, halting its implementation. The...

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Earlier this month, the Obama administration announced a new overtime rule that make millions of workers eligible for overtime pay. The current rule, implemented more than a decade ago, exempts executive, administrative, or professional employees (EAP) who earn more...

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Business owners have many different kinds of responsibilities under the federal, state, and local laws. In fact, as a business owner, you may not even be aware of some of your legal responsibilities. For this reason, one important responsibility...

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As a business owner, hiring your first employee is a big step. While it is certainly a milestone of growth, it also triggers a variety of legal issues of which every business owner should be aware. It is extremely...

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Last month, President Obama announced his intention to use the administration’s federal rule-making authority to make significant changes to federal overtime rules. If implemented, these changes could have a significant impact on small businesses, particularly those that employ salaried...

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All business owners, large and small, should realize the importance of always complying with wage and hour laws. In many cases involving allegations of wage and hour violations, companies end up paying out a lot more than they may...

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I recently contributed to a webinar hosted by Intuit that I designed to help small businesses stay HR compliant in a number of areas. The webinar is now available for viewing at this link. The major topics we covered...

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