California Employment Law Update

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Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA

United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., 572 U.S. ___, 134 S. Ct. 1377 (2014) Before and following the filing of an involuntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Quality Stores and its affiliated companies terminated thousands of employees. The employees received severance payments, and Quality Stores reported those payments as wages on W-2 tax forms, paid the employer’s required … Continue Reading

Transportation Companies May Have Violated Law By Charging For Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Albillo v. Intermodal Container Services, Inc., 114 Cal. App. 4th 190 (2003) In this class action, the plaintiff-independent contractors (truck owners and owner-operators) sued Intermodal Container Services, Inc. and other freight transportation companies (the companies) for violation of Business & Professions Code § 17200, among other things, arising out of the companies’ charging the truckers … Continue Reading

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