The Supreme Court of California recently ruled that employers must ask themselves three questions as part of an “ABC” test to determine whether someone working for the company should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor. Dentists in California should be aware of the new guidelines as they are more narrow than what dentists may have been used to in the past.
Employees miss work for myriad reasons, but what happens when an employee is a no-show and has not communicated with the employer about his or her absence? There are no telephone calls, emails or texts — the employee has made no contact of any kind with the employer. While this can be a frustrating situation, it is not a “free ticket” to terminating the employee.
California law contains very specific requirements for the information employers must put on employees’ wage statements and imposes financial penalties on employers who don’t follow those requirements.