Labor lawyers brace for sweep of changes coming in new year

San Francisco Business Times

This article focuses on new rules and regulations that businesses must follow in 2012. Littler’s Chairman of the Board, Garry Mathiason, provides insight on a new California state law pertaining to worker misclassification, and says that companies that habitually misclassify can be fined $10,000 to $25,000 per violation. He also notes that there is even a “Scarlet Letter” provision, in which the state labor agency can order an offending company to post on its website that it broke the law about misclassification.

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