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
On July 20, 2016, Firm attorneys David S. Binder and Zena M. Kalioundji were guest speakers on the topic of employment and labor law at the at the Commerce Industrial Council’s Human Resources Mid-Year Forum held in Commerce, California. Mr. Binder and Ms. Kalioundji represent and counsel management in all aspects of employment law including wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims; and also routinely represent employers before the WCAB, DFEH, EEOC, DLSE, EDD, and Cal OSHA.
Tharpe & Howell, LLP will be an exhibitor at the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation Legislative and Educational Forum, to be held at Disney’s Grand California Hotel on July 13-15, 2016, in Anaheim, California. At this 14th annual conference, human resources, health and safety, and risk and claims management professionals will share diverse perspectives on important issues affecting California Workers’ Compensation litigation and business practices. Various attorneys who practice in the Firm’s Workers’ Compensation Defense and Employment and Labor Law Practice Groups, including Firm Partner David Binder and Associate Zena Kalioundji, will be personally manning Tharpe & Howell’s exhibition booth and look forwarding More