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 Board’s prior test.  Read More

GUEST SPEAKER: MY MANAGER IS A BULLY – WHAT DO I DO?

December 28th, 2017/By Admin/In Firm Events, Uncategorized

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. Read More

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

December 08th, 2017/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

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. 
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EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW: LEGAL UPDATE FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS

November 03rd, 2017/By Admin/In Blog, SBSBLOG, Uncategorized

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 the first year of the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child.
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GUEST PANELISTS: COMMERCE INDUSTRIAL COUNCIL (CIC) HUMAN RESOURCES FORUM

August 25th, 2016/By Admin/In Employment and Labor Law, Firm Events, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation Defense

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. Read More

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