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.
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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 Board’s prior test.  Read More

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. 
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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 the first year of the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child.
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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! Read More

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