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Employment Laws Simplified. Quick review of Federal and California state employment and labor laws that employers need to comply with as they grow

Insight Scott Raber Scott Raber · Thomas M. White Thomas M. White · Jill Haley Penwarden Jill Haley Penwarden · February 06, 2016
Business owners should be aware of employment laws they need to comply with as they grow. To help achieve this goal, we have created two charts containing the most commonly litigated employment and labor laws, listed by the threshold number of employees a business must have to trigger compliance obligations. These non-exhaustive charts briefly

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California and Federal Employment Law Primer for Small Businesses: CLE Video

Insight Jill Haley Penwarden Jill Haley Penwarden · November 10, 2015

This presentation covers the most recent developments in California and Federal employment laws that impact small businesses. Topics include the hiring process, including background checks; proper classification of employees, independent contractors, and exempt versus non-exempt employees; issues that arise upon termination of employees; and the potential penalties for failing to comply with these laws.

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CLE Webinar - California and Federal Employment Law Primer for Small Businesses

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Presentation provided by Rimon's Jill Halley Penwarden and Natasha Dorsey. This presentation will cover the most recent developments in California and Federal employment laws that impact small businesses. Topics include the hiring process, including background checks; proper classification of employees, independent contractors, and exempt

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Contractors vs. Employees: The Benefits and Risks of Hiring Outsourced Workers

Insight Thomas M. White Thomas M. White · January 20, 2015
This article, co-authored by Thomas M. White and Mark Rosenman, was originally published by Chief Executive. It can be viewed at the original source here. Alternatives to direct employment are flourishing, as businesses have come to believe they should keep in house only “core” functions and outsource other activities like IT and

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Rimon Partner, Thomas M. White, Recognized by Leading Lawyers

News October 13, 2014
Chicago, Illinois -- Monday, October 13, 2014 -- Rimon, P.C. is pleased to announce that Partner Thomas M. White has been recognized by Leading Lawyers. He was cited as one of the best benefits attorneys in Illinois. Leading Lawyers is a trusted resource to locate reputable, experienced lawyers. Leading Lawyers surveys lawyers to

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For Pension Plans – To Risk or to De-Risk: That is the Question!

Insight Thomas M. White Thomas M. White · September 29, 2014

Rimon Partner Tom White was recently published in the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Employee Benefit Plan Review. He and his co-authors cover the best risk management strategies for employers offering retirement benefits. His co-authors are Corwin Zass, Tim Leier, Richard Farr, and Kelvin Wilson. Corwin Zass is a principal at Actuarial Risk Management, a BDOUSA Alliance member. Tim Leier is a senior pension consultant for ARM. Richard Farr is a partner and head of pensions advisory at BDO (UK) LLP. Kelvin Wilson is director and head of de-risking at BDO (UK) LLP.

This article is reprinted with permission from the September 2014 issue of Employee Benefit Plan Review.

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Internships Can Pose a Litigation Threat: Six-Question Test You Need to Take

Insight Thomas M. White Thomas M. White · July 14, 2014
This article was published in Recruiting Trends and can also be viewed here. Are you recruiting interns this summer or in the fall to buttress existing staff? For a long period of time, few businesses put in the effort to analyze and determine whether interns need to be paid. But because of increased litigation and enforcement activity, all

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Independent Contractor Versus Employee: New Law Ups the Ante for Misclassification

Insight Michael Moradzadeh Michael Moradzadeh · November 27, 2011

This blog post was prepared by Inna S. Wood and Michael Moradzadeh. 


Approximately one month is left for California employers to revise their employment contracts. The bill (SB 459) introduced by Senator Ellen Corbett on February 16, 2011 on employees’ misclassification was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown on October 9, 2011. It adds two new sections to the California Labor Code (i.e., Sections 226.8 and 2753) which establish the liability of employers for misclassifying their employees as independent contractors. The law becomes enforceable on January 1, 2012.

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EEOC Releases Long-Awaited Final Rule on ADAAA

Insight April 13, 2011

On March 24, 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released its much anticipated Final Rule implementing the American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA.) 

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Employee Emails From Company Computers Are Not Privileged

Insight February 11, 2011

A California appellate court in Holmes v. Petrovich ruled that an employee's emails sent to her attorney did not constitute "confidential communications between client and lawyer" when sent on a company computer.

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