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

LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

June 02nd, 2016/By Admin/In Blog

The following 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. It’s Finally Here… The Moment You Have All Been Waiting For (or Not) The mystery is now over.  The Department of Labor has finally issued its final overtime regulations, ever so slightly easing the originally proposed requirements, which employers must comply with by December 1, 2016.  The regulations increase the minimum salary for exempt employees to $47,476 (or $913 More

LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

May 06th, 2016/By Admin/In Blog

The following 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. Disability Compensation Increases Last month, I reported that Assembly Bill 908 was placed on Governor Brown’s desk, seeking to revise the formula for determining disability benefits available under the unemployment disability benefits law and the family temporary disability insurance program. The bill was approved on April 11, 2018, and goes into effect on January 1, 2018. The measure allows More

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