EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

October 04th, 2019/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include:

  • Enacted California Employment-Related Bills
  • DOL’s Final Regulations on New Salary Thresholds for Exemptions
  • Meal and Rest Break Questions Certified to CA Supreme Court
  • No Unpaid Wage Recovery in a Pure PAGA Action
  • Rulings on On-Duty Meal Periods
  • Franchisor Held Not Liable as Joint Employer
  • And more . . .

Legislative/Regulatory Update

We are in the home stretch! Governor Newsom has until October 13, 2019 to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature which, unless otherwise specified, will go into effect on January 1, 2020.  Read More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

July 17th, 2019/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include:

  • Reminder – de minimis doctrine generally doesn’t work in California
  • Reminder – no magic words to be a whistleblower
  • Undergoing Medical Testing to Determine Whether Have a Disability Protected
  • Employers Don’t Have to Pay for Slip-Resistant Shoes
  • Update on California Employment-Related Bills
  • And more . . .

Recent Case Law

Ninth Circuit Confirms Federal De Minimis Doctrine Not a Defense to CA Wage and Hour Claims

Following the recent California Supreme Court decision Troester v. Read More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

May 16th, 2019/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include:

  • Dynamex is Retroactive per Ninth Circuit
  • Recent Rulings on Arbitration Agreements
  • Using Registered Fictitious Business Name on Paystubs Okay
  • EEO-1 Pay Data Reports due September 30
  • Update on Pending California Employment-Related Bills
  • And more . . .

Recent Case Law

Dynamex “ABC Test” is Retroactive

In interpreting California state law, the federal Ninth Circuit has concluded that the “ABC test” to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor applies retroactively in Vazquez v. Read More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

February 16th, 2019/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include:

  • New SCOTUS Opinions on Arbitration Agreements
  • Healthcare Workers Waiving Second Meal Periods
  • Compensability for “On-Call Shifts”
  • Unlawful Multi-State FCRA Disclosure Form
  • Newly Introduced Employment-Related Bills
  • And more . . .

Recent Case Law

Arbitration Agreements Can Empower Arbitrators to Determine Arbitrability of Claims

In the United States Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh’s first written opinion, a unanimous court held that when an arbitration agreement delegates the authority to determine whether a claim is “arbitrable” in the first instance to the arbitrator, the arbitrability decision must be made by the arbitrator. Read More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

December 31st, 2018/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include:

  • Changes to the Law to Remember for 2019
  • Unenforceable Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Armendariz Requirements Expanded to Non-Employee Arbitration Agreements
  • When Commute Time is Compensatory
  • And more . . .

Don’t forget these new requirements going into effect in 2019:

  • Minimum wage increase: State minimum wage increases to $12 per hour for employers with 26+ employees and $11 per hour for employers with 25 or less employees. This also means minimum salary to be exempt is now $49,920 for large employers and $45,760 for small employers.
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