Hoge Fenton Legal Alert: Significant Recent Changes in Employment Law

By Hoge Fenton | 10.1.2019 | Firm Post

Dear Clients and Friends of the Firm,

There’s never a dull moment in the world of employment law and September was a particularly busy month for significant developments that impact businesses in California and across the country. Here are 3 very recent changes to the law that are likely to affect your company, whether you have employees or independent contractors:

  • The deadline for harassment prevention training has been extended to January 1, 2021 for most California employees. (Click here for more info)
  • California has enacted a statute that makes it much more difficult (for most companies) to classify workers as independent contractors, effective January 1, 2020. (Click here for more info)
  • The federal minimum salary threshold for exempt employees is being increased, effective January 1, 2020. (Click here for more info)

Please contact Hoge Fenton’s Employment Law team if you have questions or need help with any of these new laws. We hope to hear from you soon.

Sarju A. Naran
Chair, Employment Law Group
Hoge Fenton


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