Unemployment Benefits Available Now for Independent Contractors and Other Non-Employees

In conjunction with the federal CARES Act, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) implemented the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program to offer unemployment benefits to qualifying independent contractors, business owners, self-employed individuals and other workers who typically are not eligible for
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COVID-19 Update: Physical Presence Requirements of I-9 Form Temporarily Suspended by Department of Homeland Security

As a result of COVID-19, on March 20, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced that it will temporarily suspend the physical presence requirements of the I-9 Form. Normally, DHS requires an employer to physically review an employee’s identification and employment
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