Now What? Practical Tips for Navigating California Post-A.B. 5

By Jim Paretti, Michael J. Lotito, Bruce Sarchet, and Patrick C. Stokes on September 18, 2019 On September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law sweeping legislation—Assembly Bill 5 (A.B. 5)—that will dramatically reshape the contours of California’s workforce and economy, and potentially reclassify two million independent contractors—roughly 10% of the state’s workforce—as “employees” for […]

Colorado Limits Inquiries About Applicants’ Criminal History

By Zoe Argento, Philip Gordon, and Adrienne Scheffey on June 12, 2019 Colorado has joined the ban-the-box legislative trend.  Ban-the-box laws prohibit employers from asking applicants about criminal history on the employment application, thereby banning the once-common checkbox for applicants to disclose their ex-convict status.  These laws also generally impose other restrictions on the collection and […]