EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

June 01st, 2017/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG

Topics for this Month include: – California Supreme Court Opines on “Day of Rest” Requirements – OSHA Delaying New Recordkeeping Requirements – Implementation of DOL’s “Fiduciary Rule” – New Workplace Harassment Guide for California Employers – Update on Bills Pending in California and U.S. California Supreme Court Clarifies “Day of Rest” Requirements On May 8, 2017, the California Supreme Court issued an advisory opinion regarding questions that the Ninth Circuit had on California’s “day of rest” requirements in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc.  The Court held as follows: Labor Code §551 entitles every person to one day’s rest in seven. A More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

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

Topics for this Month include: – Pending Employment Legislation – Department of Labor and NLRB Appointments – Federal Equal Pay Act and Past Salary History – Effect of Resigning While in a Temporary Altered Mental State – Arbitration Agreements Prohibiting Public Injunctive Relief LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE California Bills to Watch The following is a list of bills pending in California and the U.S. Legislature that could have a significant impact on employers.  Don’t let these bills pass you by – if any of these bills could affect your company and/or your employees – whether good or bad – have your voice More

GUEST PANELIST: CREATIVE SETTLEMENTS: OUT-OF-THE-BOX THINKING TO OBTAIN RESOLUTION

May 02nd, 2017/By Admin/In Blog

Firm Partner Robert Freedman and other respected guest panelists recently spoke on the topic of Creative Settlements:  Out-of-the-Box Thinking to Obtain Resolution during the CLM March Webinar Series.   During their presentation, the panel explored the dynamics of resolving problem cases which would benefit by non-traditional and “out-of-the-box” strategies.    

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

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

Topics for this Month include: – New Employment Legislation Introduced in California – Status of OSHA Reporting Regulations & Repeal of Blacklisting Executive Order – Possible Expansion of FMLA – Update on Law on Employment Arbitration/Class Action Waiver Agreements – Protection of Internal Whistleblowing – Second Meal Period Waivers for Healthcare Workers Clarified LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE California Bills to Watch More employment-related legislation was introduced during the first quarter of 2017.  Here are some of the bills now pending in California for employers to keep an eye on: SB 63: Expands the CFRA to employers with 20 or more employees within More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

March 03rd, 2017/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG

Topics for this Month include: – New Employment Legislation Introduced in California – Congress’ Attempts to Block DOL Regulations – A Possible National Right to Work Law – Compensating Commission-Based Employees for Rest Breaks – Updates on Challenges to Immigration Ban and DOL’s Fiduciary Rule – Harassing Hugging – Arbitration Clauses in Collective Bargaining Agreements – And more!   LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE California Bills to Watch The new two-year legislative cycle has begun, and employment-related bills are already being introduced.  Here are three that were proposed in December to keep an eye on: SB 62: Expands the persons and purposes for More

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