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California's Employment Law Class of 2017: The Summarized Laws and Recommendations for Compliance
NEW LAW: Effective January 1, 2018, California employers cannot ask a job applicant about his or her prior salary or seek out an applicant's salary history through a third party.
United States
25 Oct 2017
California Supreme Court Expands Scope of PAGA Discovery
On July 13, 2017, in a decision with serious repercussions on the scope of PAGA discovery, the California Supreme Court overruled the Court of Appeals in Williams v. Superior Court to allow state-wide discovery of Marshalls employees' contact information, ..
United States
24 Jul 2017
Los Angeles County Minimum Wage Increase Set To Take Effect July 1, 2016
Los Angeles' Minimum Wage Ordinance, passed last summer, begins its steady increase to the city's minimum wage on July 1. The minimum wage will eventually increase to $15.00 by the year 2020 for large employers.
United States
26 May 2016
California Supreme Court Takes A Stand About Employees Sitting
Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court, in Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy, clarified that the suitable seating requirement in several California wage orders may entitle employees to a seat when their tasks can be accomplished while seated.
United States
10 Apr 2016
California's New Rest Period Requirements for Piece-Rate Workers
California law requires that employers authorize and permit their employees to take rest periods based on the total hours worked in a day.
United States
23 Mar 2016
Stressed Out By Your Supervisor? Too Bad, Say California Courts
California employers may finally rejoice: there is now an employer-friendly state court decision, Higgins-Williams v. Sutter Med. Found., 237 Cal. App. 4th 78 (2015).
United States
3 Aug 2015
New Amendment to California Sick-Leave Law Takes Effect
On July 13, 2015, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 304 – an amendment to California's recently effective (as of July 1, 2015), statewide sick-leave law, known as the California Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (the Act).
United States
22 Jul 2015
California Sick Leave To Go Into Effect July 1 – Be Aware Of These Common Traps
The California Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 is fully effective July 1, 2015, including the significant potential for class-action liability for non-compliance.
United States
8 Jul 2015
California Sick Leave To Go Into Effect July 1 - Be Aware Of These Common Traps
Although not explicit in the statute, "reasonable" notice likely does not permit employers to probe into an employee's reason for taking sick leave.
United States
30 Jun 2015
Alert To San Francisco Retailers: Employee Bill Of Rights Takes Effect July 3, 2015
On July 3, 2015, more than 1,200 retail chain stores in the City of San Francisco (roughly 12 percent of all City retailers) must comply with a new "Retail Workers Bill of Rights".
United States
12 May 2015
New 'Golden Rule' Removes The Peace From Employer Settlement Agreements
Under California Business and Professions Code Section 16600 ("Section 16600"), "every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind is to that extent void."
United States
14 Apr 2015
California Employers Face Increased Liability When Using Staffing Agencies
A California state law that became effective January 1, 2015, substantially undermines the business decision to utilize temporary workers.
United States
12 Jan 2015
Wellness Programs And Biometric Screening: Lessons From Recent EEOC Attacks
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has taken issue with the biometric testing portion of three companies’ wellness programs.
United States
12 Nov 2014
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