AB5: Proper Classification of Employee vs. Independent Contractor

When hiring workers, properly classifying them as employees or independent contractors has considerable significance for both the workers and businesses, including nonprofits. This bulletin will review the difference between an employee and independent contractor, how to properly apply the ABC test to worker classification, exceptions to the rule, and implications for nonprofits and small businesses.

Alert on EDD Work Sharing Program

Employers that want to avoid layoffs can take advantage of the Work Sharing program. Work Sharing allows employers to reduce the hours of several employees who then access partial Unemployment Insurance to compensate for reduced hours. This alert explains the requirements of the program and the process for enrolling. (June 22, 2020)

Why You and Your Small Business Might Need Legal Assistance

Neglecting the legal health of a new or existing small business can seriously threaten the success of its operations, endanger its future, and may impact your livelihood. Public Counsel’s Community Development Project (CDP) provides free legal assistance with a variety of transactional issues to small businesses and low-income entrepreneurs located in, and employing residents of, underserved communities in L.A. County.

Mediation vs Litigation: Things to Consider Before Going to Court [2016]

This document defines mediation as a private process where a neutral third person called a mediator facilitates a discussion of the issues at hand and helps you and the other party to potentially resolve the dispute through negotiation; describes several advantages of the process, and provides a list of some local organizations that may be helpful.