Topics for this Month include: – CA Supreme Court Rejects De Minimis Doctrine – Rounding Policies – Unions Can No Longer Require Non-Members to Pay Fees – Update on CA Employment Law Related Bills – And more . . . Federal De Minimis Doctrine Not Recognized in California In another significant blow to California employers, the California Supreme Court has held that the state’s Labor Code and Wage Orders do not recognize the federal de minimis doctrine, under which employers do not have to pay employees for work-related activities amounting to an insignificant amount of time if it is too burdensome to keep track More
Topics for this Month include: – California Employment Bills That Passed First Chamber – U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers – New Test to Determine Employee vs. Independent Contractor – Clarifications on Itemized Wage Statement Violations LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY UPDATE June 2, 2018 was the deadline for a bill to pass the first chamber. Here is where we are: AB 1867: Requires employers with 50+ employees to retain records of sexual harassment complaints for ten years. Passed Assembly. AB 1870: Expands time to file a complaint with the DFEH from one year to three years. Passed Assembly. AB 2016: Expanding ability to cure Labor Code violations More
Firm Partner Sherry Shavit will be the featured guest speaker at the PIHRA Monthly Update seminar to be held at the Pickwick Gardens Conference Center in Burbank, California, on May 22, 2018. Ms. Shavit’s topic of discussion will be “What Can I Ask a Job Applicant?,” focusing on the traditional categories of information that employers have used to screen applicants, whether they can still be used in today’s legal maze, and alternative ways to get the information you really need to make an informed decision. Click here to register for this event. Ms. Shavit is a successful trial attorney who More
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.