California Resources for Employers and Workers Impacted By COVID-19

We had put together this list of resources and assistance provided by the State of California for employers and workers who have been impacted by COVID-19 and the Shelter-In-Place ordinance. (Click and zoom in on the image below to view in full) As more local administrative bodies develop more resources, we plan on updating this list… Read more »

We’re In This Together!

Given the current public health situation and disruptions in nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives, we are all craving a sense of normalcy right now. We want our clients and candidates to know that SoloPoint is 100% engaged and are here to provide support as we always have been. The entire SoloPoint… Read more »

Are Engineers Exempt From California’s AB-5 Law?

  When AB-5 was enacted on Jan. 1st, the law which added restrictions on how workers can be identified as independent contractors – Or 1099s – had additional language which exempt engineers. But does that mean ALL engineers are exempted? With the AB-5implementation, all 1099 workers must meet the ABC Test criteria, with the exception… Read more »

California Arbitration Law Put On Hold

  Among the laws that were predicted to impact employers in 2020 is AB-51. This bill was written to restrict employers from forcing employees to mandatorily sign arbitration agreements. This article from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) discusses recent developments on the implementation of AB-51: The fate of a California bill that restricts… Read more »

How Robot-Proof Is Your Engineering Job?

  A new report from the World Economic Forum stated that as many as 50% of all workers are at risk of losing their jobs to automation. Mechanical Engineers have a low rate of the possible robotic takeover at 1.1% probability. In December 2019, the World Economic Forum and international Think Tank, The Century Foundation,… Read more »

Cool Devices Seen At CES 2020

CES is the biggest gathering of consumer technology companies and tech aficionados from all over the world. The 4-day conference kicked off on January 7 and was held in 11 different venues in Las Vegas, NV. This year’s CES spans more than 2.9 million net square feet of exhibit space and features 36 product categories… Read more »

2020: New Year, New Laws

  January 1st rang in the New Year, as well as the new laws that took effect in California which will impact how businesses classify, pay and onboard workers. Here are the most significant laws that were enacted at the beginning of the year: AB-5: The AB-5 Law imposes a stricter standard in classifying workers… Read more »

Has the new AB-5 law put you in the same boat as Lyft or Uber?

As of Jan. 1, 2020, AB-5 has been enacted in the state of California – which restricts employers from classifying workers as independent contractors (more commonly known as 1099s) if they do not meet the ABC Test Standards. The passage of AB-5 makes all businesses who regularly engage workers as 1099s – especially those in the gig economy such as Lyft… Read more »