California End-of-Year Employment Law Wrap Up

It’s that time of year for employers to make their lists and check them twice. While doing so, there are several new employment laws to consider for 2023. The following outlines the major new laws that will affect most employers … Continue reading

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2023: The Year Pay Transparency Becomes a Much Bigger Deal

The continuing trend of state and local government regulating more aspects of the employment relationship continues, and this time the focus is on pay transparency. These new laws require employers to disclose the pay they offer in job postings.  Colorado … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Holds That Meal and Rest Break Premiums Must Include Commissions, Bonuses and Other Non-Discretionary Pay

Most employers in California know that they are required to provide non-exempt employees with a 30-minute meal break whenever the employee works more than five hours, a second 30-minute meal break if the employee works more than ten hours and a 10-minute … Continue reading

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California’s New COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave—Senate Bill No. 95

On March 19, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill No. 95 which requires covered employers to provide a new bank of supplemental paid sick leave for certain COVID-19-related reasons. This bill goes into effect 10 days from enactment, on March 29, 2021, … Continue reading

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California Employers with 100+ Employees Should be Aware of Fast Approaching Pay Data Report Deadline

Employers with 100 or more employees nationally and at least one employee in California are required to submit a pay data report to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing no later than March 31, 2021.  Similar to the Federal … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Rules That Dynamex ABC Test Applies Retroactively

On January 14, 2021, the California Supreme Court ruled in Vazquez et al. v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Case no. S258191, that the Dynamex ABC Test, which makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors, applies retroactively, thus … Continue reading

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Can Companies Use the Outside Sales Exemption During a Pandemic?

COVID-19 has altered the way nearly every employee performs their work. Videoconferencing and phone calls have largely replaced in-person visits and face-to-face meetings in many workplaces. By extension, many sales employees who used to visit customers in person now do … Continue reading

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Cal-OSHA Emergency COVID-19 Regulation

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board unanimously passed an emergency Cal-OSHA regulation. The final draft was sent to the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) on November 20, 2020. OAL will have 10 days … Continue reading

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Voting Rights – Key Questions for Employers

Movie stars, musicians and athletes are popping up everywhere urging Americans to vote. Your employees are getting the message. So, what happens if an employee asks to take time off of work to vote? Do you have to grant the … Continue reading

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California Mandates COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Employers Not Covered by the FFCRA

Large employers in California must now comply with a California version of the federal Families First COVID Response Act (“FFCRA”). On September 10, 2020, the California legislature passed Assembly Bill No. 1867 requiring employers with 500 or more employees and … Continue reading

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