On the Job:
Businesses planning to use independent contractors will be subject to new restrictions on the situations in which they can do so, and more of those workers will now be considered employees.
The minimum wage in California goes up by a dollar. Large employers must pay at least $13 an hour, while businesses with 25 or fewer workers can pay $12 an hour. The minimum wage will peak at $15 an hour in 2023.
Employers can no longer require current or new workers to agree to arbitration as a condition of having a job. The law is currently being challenged in court by the California Chamber of Commerce.
Californians who take out payday or installment loans of $2,500 to $9,999 will see interest rates capped at no more than 36%. That’s compared to the much higher rates some of these consumers, often with few other ways of borrowing money, have paid in the past.
Food service workers must wear gloves made of something other than latex, which causes allergic reactions in some customers. Seven other states now have similar laws.
Read full article here: https://www.latimes.com/projects/new-california-2020-laws/#on_the_job
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