EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

May 16th, 2019/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include:

  • Dynamex is Retroactive per Ninth Circuit
  • Recent Rulings on Arbitration Agreements
  • Using Registered Fictitious Business Name on Paystubs Okay
  • EEO-1 Pay Data Reports due September 30
  • Update on Pending California Employment-Related Bills
  • And more . . .

Recent Case Law

Dynamex “ABC Test” is Retroactive

In interpreting California state law, the federal Ninth Circuit has concluded that the “ABC test” to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor applies retroactively in Vazquez v. Read More

FIRM SPONSORS 2019 SFVBJ WOMEN’S COUNCIL AWARDS

April 10th, 2019/By Admin/In Firm Events, Firm News, Firm News, Uncategorized

Tharpe & Howell, LLP is once again pleased to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2019 San Fernando Valley Business Journal (SFVBJ) Women’s Council Awards to be held at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, California, on April 17, 2019.  At this event, women who have made a 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. Read More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

February 16th, 2019/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include:

  • New SCOTUS Opinions on Arbitration Agreements
  • Healthcare Workers Waiving Second Meal Periods
  • Compensability for “On-Call Shifts”
  • Unlawful Multi-State FCRA Disclosure Form
  • Newly Introduced Employment-Related Bills
  • And more . . .

Recent Case Law

Arbitration Agreements Can Empower Arbitrators to Determine Arbitrability of Claims

In the United States Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh’s first written opinion, a unanimous court held that when an arbitration agreement delegates the authority to determine whether a claim is “arbitrable” in the first instance to the arbitrator, the arbitrability decision must be made by the arbitrator. Read More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

December 31st, 2018/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include:

  • Changes to the Law to Remember for 2019
  • Unenforceable Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Armendariz Requirements Expanded to Non-Employee Arbitration Agreements
  • When Commute Time is Compensatory
  • And more . . .

Don’t forget these new requirements going into effect in 2019:

  • Minimum wage increase: State minimum wage increases to $12 per hour for employers with 26+ employees and $11 per hour for employers with 25 or less employees. This also means minimum salary to be exempt is now $49,920 for large employers and $45,760 for small employers.
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EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

November 03rd, 2018/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

Topics for this Month include:

– Summary of New Employment Laws for 2019

A “Split Decision” on Applying Dynamex’s “ABC” Test

Individual Liability for PAGA Penalties

And more . . .

Legislative/Regulatory Update

This is it – the moment you have been waiting for. Here is a list of the bills Governor Brown signed into law in September that will become effective on January 1, 2019:

AB 1565:       Modifies Labor Code §218.7 regarding construction contractors’ liability for subcontractor’s failure to pay wages or benefits; requires contracts to identify documentation required to be provided before withholding payments to subcontractor pursuant to §218.7. Read More

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