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The controlled substance testing regulations apply to every person subject to the commercial driver’s license requirements who operates a commercial motor or passenger bus vehicle in commerce in any state. Motor and bus carriers must make sure that substance abuse testing and other related requirements are satisfied by all “employees” (which are defined in certain cases to include independent contractor drivers), mechanics and freight handlers.
California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 this week. See this link for entire text of bill which amends California labor code section 2810.5.
This article states that an employee who, on or after July 1, 2015, works in California for 30 or more days within a year from their first day of employment is entitled to paid sick days. Note, there are certain exceptions to whom qualifies as an employee under this new Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.
Commentary on "Robin Williams' Estate Plan Spares His Heirs a Lot of Drama"
California has very specific probate laws and having a will alone is not sufficient to avoid the costly process of probate, not just financially but emotionally as well. When you have a tragic and surprising loss like here with Robin Williams, having proper estate planning can make an awful situation resolve quicker and easier. Without proper planning or funding of your trust, you leave your beneficiaries with a challenging fight in front of them that would not otherwise exist.
On August 13th San Francisco’s new Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) took effect for employers with 20 or more employees who operate or whose businesses are located in the city.
According to the new law, an employer must not ask about certain topics regarding the criminal background of their job applicants and employees. The ordinance aims to remove difficulties those with criminal records face while being considered for jobs for which they are well qualified.