EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

June 11th, 2018/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

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

GUEST SPEAKER: WHAT CAN I ASK A JOB APPLICANT?

May 07th, 2018/By Admin/In Firm Events, Uncategorized

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

FIRM SPONSORS 2018 SFVBJ WOMEN’S COUNCIL AWARDS!

April 10th, 2018/By Admin/In Firm News, Firm News, Uncategorized

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.

GUEST SPEAKER: RISK, TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND THE MARIJUANA DILEMMA

March 16th, 2018/By Admin/In Firm Events, Uncategorized

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.

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

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