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Collateral Definition

August 5, 2020

The term collateral refers to an asset that a lender accepts as security for a loan. Collateral may take the form of real estate or other kinds of assets, depending on the purpose of the loan. The collateral acts as […]


Highly Paid Worker Needed to Regularly Perform Only One FLSA-Exempt Duty

July 29, 2020

Via: SHRM

A highly compensated employee needs to customarily and regularly perform only one exempt duty to be exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), even if that duty does not involve the exercise of discretion and independent […]


US Commerce Department blacklists 11 Chinese companies

July 22, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Department of Commerce economically blacklisted 11 more Chinese companies on Monday due to involvement in human rights abuses perpetrated against Uighur Muslims. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross cited China’s “campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, forced labor, involuntary […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California judge blocks Uber, Lyft from classifying drivers as independent contractors

August 11, 2020

Via: Jurist

California Judge Ethan Schulman of the San Francisco Superior Court issued a preliminary injunction on Monday against Uber and Lyft, blocking the companies from classifying their drivers as independent contractors. California passed a new law, Assembly Bill 5, that required […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Trump’s economic executive actions raise constitutional questions

August 11, 2020

Via: Jurist

The four executive actions President Donald Trump signed Saturday may face legal challenges because the Constitution grants Congress, not the president, the power to tax and spend. Trump signed three presidential memoranda and an executive order to provide economic relief […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

California Releases a COVID-19 Reopening Playbook for Employers

August 10, 2020

Via: SHRM

On July 24, the state of California released its COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening. According to the playbook, its purpose is to help employers “plan and prepare for reopening their business[es] and to support a safe, clean environment […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

7 Legislative Issues for California Employers to Watch

August 7, 2020

Via: SHRM

California legislators have until the end of August to approve bills for this session, and Gov. Gavin Newsom has until Sept. 30 to sign them into law. As in prior years, employers should note that many proposals would impact the […]