Tharpe & Howell, LLP is a proud Gold Sponsor of the 2018 San Fernando Valley Business Journal (SFVBJ) Women’s Council Awards to be held at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, California, on April 12, 2018. At this event, women who have made a real difference in the San Fernando Valley will be honored for their accomplishments. Please join us in congratulating these women on their success. Award Categories include: CEO of the Year, Executive of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Rising Star, Not-For-Profit, Business Owner of the Year, Business Team of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award.
Firm Partner David Binder and Senior Associate Zena Kalioundji will be featured guest speakers at the Commerce Industrial Counsel (CIC) Human Resources Forum to be held at 6055 East Washington Boulevard in Commerce, California, on March 21, 2018 beginning at 12:00 p.m. The topic of their presentation will be “Risk, Trends and Opportunities in Workers’ Compensation and the Marijuana Dilemma.” Mr. Binder and Ms. Kalioundji serve clients in the Firm’s Employment and Labor Law Practice Group as well as its Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice Group.
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
Firm Partner Sherry Shavit will be a featured guest speaker at the 2018 PIHRA LEGAL UPDATES seminars to be held at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside on January 9th, the JW Mariott in Los Angeles on January 17th, and the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim on February 1st. Ms. Shavit’s topic of discussion will be “My Manager is a Bully – What do I do?,” focusing on California law governing abusive conduct in the workplace. Ms. Shavit is a successful trial attorney who represents employers of all sizes on a wide variety of labor law matters. She is a Partner More
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