EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

December 08th, 2017/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include: – Reminders of laws that go into effect on January 1 – “Escalated” Compensation for Employees Returning from Military Leave – Temporary Layoffs and California WARN Act – Closely Held Corporation Owners Can be Liable as “Joint Employers” – And more! LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE The new year is rapidly approaching.  Here are a few reminders of changes that go into effect on January 1, 2018: Minimum wage in California increases to $10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or less employees and $11.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees.  (This also means the salary threshold for exempt employees More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

November 03rd, 2017/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include: – New employment laws for 2018 – Wage and hour law employee vs. independent contractor test – Liability for non-employee sexual harassment under the FEHA – Leave of absence accommodations under the ADA LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE There were a few bills that did not survive the governor’s veto power, but here are the employment related laws that will go into effect starting January 1, 2018, unless otherwise noted: SB 63: Employers with 20-49 employees within a 75-mile radius in California will be required to provide employees who meet the CFRA requirements up to 12 weeks of unpaid parental leave within More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

October 05th, 2017/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG

Topics for this Month include: – Administrative claim waivers – Compensability of time spent in inspections – Being married to the boss’s daughter does not protect you – No safe harbor for PAGA penalties for inaccurate pay stubs – Update on employment bills sent to Governor Brown’s desk *** I will be speaking on October 13, 2017 at the Club PIHRA event at Magic Mountain on the topic “Avoiding the Pitfalls of FLSA Misclassification.”  It should be a great event – you can sign up on PIHRA’s website! *** SIGNIFICANT CASE LAW Employers Can Require Arbitration of Administrative Wage Claims In Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc. v. More

GUEST SPEAKER: AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF FLSA MISCLASSIFICATION

September 12th, 2017/By Admin/In Firm Events

Firm Partner Sherry Shavit will be a featured guest speaker at the PIHRA GO BIG event to be held at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, on October 13, 2017.    The topic of discussion will be “Avoiding the Pitfalls of FLSA Misclassification” and will focus on the Fair Labor Standards Act requirements which are often overlooked by employers when complying with classification rules. Ms. Shavit is a successful trial attorney who represents employers of all sizes on a wide variety of labor law matters.  She is a Partner of Tharpe & Howell, LLP, and serves clients in the More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

August 07th, 2017/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG

Topics for this Month include: – Restricting vacation pay for first-year employees – Revised (again) I-9 Form – DOL Asks for Comments on Overtime Exemption Rules – San Francisco Employers Banned from Inquiring About Past Salary History – Recent amendments to employment bills *** I will be speaking at the California HR Conference on August 28, 2017 at the Long Beach Convention Center on the topic “To Arbitrate or Not to Arbitrate in California . . . That is the Question.”  I hope to see you there! *** Employers Can Lawfully Defer a New Hire’s Earning of Vacation Pay In Minnick v. Automotive Creations, Inc., More

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