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

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: NEW CALIFORNIA CONSTRUCTION LAW INCREASES REGULATORY OVERSIGHT

October 04th, 2016/By Admin/In Blog, Real Estate and Construction Law

In June of 2015, six students died and seven others were seriously injured when a balcony collapsed during a birthday party in Berkeley, California.   Following the accident, investigators determined that the balcony had extensive dry rot damage caused by trapped water intrusion, and that the developer of the complex had a history of construction defect pay-outs. On September 15, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 465 into law which provides the public with additional construction defect protection.  This new law which takes effect on January 1, 2017 contains several important provisions: The California Department of Industrial Relations and the Division of More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

August 10th, 2016/By Admin/In Blog, Employment and Labor Law

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 Time to Update Your Posters (Again) The Department of Labor recently announced required changes to the Federal Minimum Wage and Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act posters effective August 1, 2016.  The revised Federal Minimum Wage poster provides new information on the consequences of misclassifying employees as independent contractors and nursing mother rights; updated information on DOL enforcement; More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

July 08th, 2016/By Admin/In Blog, Employment and Labor Law

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 Do You Know What the Minimum Wage Is for Your Employees? Although California has implemented a new statewide minimum wage scheme, many municipalities are adopting their own schedules that either go above and beyond the state’s requirements, or at least accelerates them.  For instance, in Los Angeles, the minimum wage for employers with 26 or more employees More

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