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

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

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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