Governor Jerry Brown has signed all the legislative bills for 2018, his last as Governor of California, clearing the way for newly elected Governor Gavin Newsom to take his place next year. We now provide you with a compilation of employment related laws effective January 1, 2019, except when otherwise indicated.

AB 1066: Phase In of Overtime for Farmworkers

AB 1066, which went into effect in 2017, phases in new overtime requirements for agricultural employers, the first of which begins as the clock strikes midnight at the New Year.  Starting in 2019, AB 1066 lowers the 10-hour-day threshold for overtime to 9.5 hours in a day and 55 hours per week when overtime pay is required. This only applies to employers with 26 or more employees.





This holiday season The Saqui Law Group is excited to collect toys on behalf of Toys for Tots. We want to give back to our community and bring the joy of Christmas to the children in need.

Toys can be dropped off at our office located at 1410 Rocky Ridge Drive, Roseville CA, 95661. There is a toy collection box in the lobby on the main floor. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys up until December 14th. 

If you would like to make a cash donation or have any questions, please give us a call. Thank you and Happy Holidays!


The Saqui Law Group

(916) 782-8555



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On November 15, 2018, in Hernandez v. Pacific Bell Telephone Co., the Third Appellate district held that employees are not entitled to compensation for time spent driving an employer-provided vehicle loaded with equipment and tools between their home and a worksite under a voluntary program that allows employees to take the Company vehicle to their home.

As we previously reported here, in Dynamex Operation West, Inc., v. Superior Court., (“Dynamex”), the California Supreme Court embraced a standard that presumes all workers are employees instead of independent contractors, and places the burden on the employer classifying an individual as an independent contractor to establish that such classification is proper under the newly adopted “ABC” test.

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