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

FIRM SENIOR ASSOCIATE ZENA KALIOUNDJI AGAIN DESIGNATED AS RISING STAR!

July 17th, 2017/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News, General Litigation, Los Angeles

For the third year in a row, Firm Senior Associate Zena Kalioundji has been designated as a “Rising Star” by the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star Edition.   This honor is reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice and is only given to 2.5% of all attorneys in Southern California.  Please join us in congratulating Ms. Kalioundji for this well-deserved standing! Ms. Kalioundji is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Sherman Oaks office. Her practice focuses on general litigation, including complex civil litigation, subrogation, employment and labor law, business litigation, premises liability, insurance, and contracts. Ms. Kalioundji is More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

July 15th, 2017/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG

Topics for this Month include: – ERISA exemption for church-affiliated hospitals – Exemption salary requirement cannot include nonmonetary benefits – FLSA Anti-Retaliation Extended to Attorneys – Federal agencies flipping positions on wage regulations – Update on California employment bills that still survive U.S. Supreme Court Extends ERISA Religious Exemption to Church-Affiliated Hospitals On June 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that the “church-plan” exemption in ERISA includes not only churches themselves, but also church-affiliated organizations, such as hospitals. Non-Monetary Benefits Cannot be Used to Meet Exemption Salary Threshold In Kao v. Joy Holiday, a foreign national who came to California to work More

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