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. AB 1870: Expands time to file a complaint with the DFEH from one year to three years – in committee. AB 2016: Expanding ability to More

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 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.  (This also means the salary threshold for exempt employees More

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 More

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! *** SIGNIFICANT CASE LAW Employers Can Require Arbitration of Administrative Wage Claims In Sonic-Calabasas A, Inc. v. More

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