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Significant PAGA Reforms Adopted by California Legislature

Effective as of July 1, 2024, California has finally adopted a substantial overhaul of the Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”).  PAGA has long been a major thorn in the side of employers, with the threat of large-scale PAGA claims raised by employees constantly looming.  The changes to the Act do much to narrow the scope and potential...

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Employer Alert: Revisions to Required Employment Pamphlets

Employers have to provide a number of pamphlets and notices to a new hire. Recently, the State of California has revised two of those pamphlets. Effective February 1, 2024, the Division of Workers Compensation of the California Department of Industrial Relations updated its “Time of Hire” pamphlet. The pamphlet explains the workers’ compensation process,...

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Federal Court Rules BOI Reporting Is Unconstitutional

On March 1, 2024, in the case of National Small Business United v. Yellen, a federal district court in Alabama ruled that the Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) Reporting Rule of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) is unconstitutional.  The court determined that the CTA exceeded the Constitution’s limits on Congress’s power. The court...

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New Disclosure Requirements for Most Small Companies

Background and Purpose In 2021, Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act on a bipartisan basis. This law creates a new beneficial ownership information (BOI) reporting requirement as part of the U.S. government’s efforts to make it harder for bad actors to hide or benefit from their ill-gotten gains through shell companies or other opaque ownership...

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