EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

February 02nd, 2017/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG

Topics for this Month include: – City of Los Angeles’ “Ban the Box” Ordinance – Ruling on DOL Overtime Regulations Fast Tracked – Recordkeeping requirements for OSHA Workplace Injury Records – EEOC’s Proposed Harassment Enforcement Guidance – Requirements for Providing Rest Breaks Clarified by California Supreme Court – U.S. Supreme Court to Review (Again) Class Action Waivers – FCRA Disclosure Notice Cannot Include Liability Waiver LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE The City of Los Angeles “Bans the Box” Effective January 1, 2017, most employers with more than ten (10) employees who work, on average, at least two hours per week within the City More

REPTILE LITIGATION STRATEGY

February 01st, 2017/By Admin/In Blog

Firm Partner Robert M. Freedman is pleased to provide you with his comments concerning a litigation strategy used by many in the plaintiffs’ bar. For those who have dealt with this tactic, it is a lesson learned. For those who have not yet faced it, we hope this information will allow you to identify and deal with it early. Please click here for the full article: Reptile Litigation.  

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

December 02nd, 2016/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG

Topics for this Month include: – Temporary enjoining of DOL’s exemption rules – How California’s legalization of marijuana affects employers – DOL “persuader rule” permanently enjoined – ACA reporting deadline extended – EEOC’s new guidelines on national origin discrimination – $54M jury verdict against Wal-Mart in wage class action – Court establishes new requirement for on-duty meal periods – Payroll service provider’s potential liability to client’s employees   LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE After All That Hard Work… The FLSA Exemption Rules Are Now Temporarily Enjoined After employers across the nation have spent countless hours revamping their compensation structures to comply with the More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

November 04th, 2016/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG

LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE   Don’t Forget to Let Your Employees Vote! Between the presidential election, 18 state propositions and several local propositions, the time it will take employees to stand in line and vote on November 8 could be lengthy.  Remember that California requires employers to post a notice of employee voting rights at least ten (10) days before an election (but of course all of you keep this poster up all year round).  If employees do not have sufficient time before or after work to vote, they are entitled to take time off to do so, with up to two More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

October 06th, 2016/By Admin/In Blog

The following legal update for California employers is brought to you by Firm Partner Sherry B. Shavit.  If you have any questions or comments about the information presented, please contact Ms. Shavit direct at telephone number (818) 205-9955; or via email to sshavit@tharpe-howell.com. LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE New Employment Laws Approved by Governor Brown The two-year legislative cycle has now ended in California.  The legislature and Governor Brown were busy these last two months enacting/vetoing bills.  Here is a summary of employment-related bills recently signed into law: Senate Bill 3 – Minimum Wage Law: California’s minimum wage will gradually increase to $15.00 per hour More

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