EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

November 03rd, 2018/By Stephanie/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include: – Summary of New Employment Laws for 2019 – A “Split Decision” on Applying Dynamex’s “ABC” Test – Individual Liability for PAGA Penalties – And more . . . Legislative/Regulatory Update This is it – the moment you have been waiting for. Here is a list of the bills Governor Brown signed into law in September that will become effective on January 1, 2019: AB 1565:       Modifies Labor Code §218.7 regarding construction contractors’ liability for subcontractor’s failure to pay wages or benefits; requires contracts to identify documentation required to be provided before withholding payments to subcontractor pursuant More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

August 02nd, 2018/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include: – CA Supreme Court Rejects De Minimis Doctrine – Rounding Policies – Unions Can No Longer Require Non-Members to Pay Fees – Update on CA Employment Law Related Bills – And more . . . Federal De Minimis Doctrine Not Recognized in California In another significant blow to California employers, the California Supreme Court has held that the state’s Labor Code and Wage Orders do not recognize the federal de minimis doctrine, under which employers do not have to pay employees for work-related activities amounting to an insignificant amount of time if it is too burdensome to keep track More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

June 11th, 2018/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include: – California Employment Bills That Passed First Chamber – U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers – New Test to Determine Employee vs. Independent Contractor – Clarifications on Itemized Wage Statement Violations   LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE June 2, 2018 was the deadline for a bill to pass the first chamber.  Here is where we are: AB 1867: Requires employers with 50+ employees to retain records of sexual harassment complaints for ten years. Passed Assembly. AB 1870: Expands time to file a complaint with the DFEH from one year to three years. Passed Assembly. AB 2016: Expanding ability to cure Labor Code violations More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

April 06th, 2018/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG

Topics for this Month include: – California Employment Law Bills to Watch – Department of Labor’s PAID Pilot Program – Calculating Overtime Rate When Non-Discretionary Bonus is Paid – Relaxing of FLSA Exemption Analysis   LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE There are many bills introduced in the California Legislature in the last couple of months for employers to keep an eye on: AB 1867: Requires employers with 50+ employees to retain records of sexual harassment complaints for ten years – in committee. AB 1870: Expands time to file a complaint with the DFEH from one year to three years – in committee. AB 2016: Expanding ability to More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

March 01st, 2018/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include: – NLRB and DOL Backtracking – DLSE Issues Template Immigration Audit Notice – Proving Discrimination Based on Obesity Just Became Easier – When Class Action Waivers Are Not Enforceable in California – Disciplining Employees for the Way They Whistleblow – And more! LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE NLRB Does a “360” on Joint Employment Rules In honor of the Winter Olympics. . . the NLRB has done a “360” or a “single toeloop” on its stance as to when a business is considered a “joint employer.”  In mid-December, a split Board overruled the 2015 Browning-Ferris decision and reinstated the More

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