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Employment Law Bulletin | November 2019

New Law Expands Lactation Accommodation Requirements and Opportunity for Employee Claims Governor Newsom recently approved SB 142, a bill that substantially expands California’s lactation accommodation law starting January 1, 2020.  Prior to 2018, employers were required to provide a private space, other than a toilet, for employees to express milk.  That law was later modified […]

Employment Law Bulletin | August 2019

The Harassment Prevention Training Deadline is Fast Approaching – Are You Ready? In December 2018, we reported on a new California law requiring employers with 5 or more employees to provide harassment prevention training to all employees by the end of 2019.  As 2020 is quickly approaching, we thought we’d remind you of the training […]

Employment Law Bulletin | July 2019

New California Retirement Savings Program Open for Employer Registration July 1 Starting July 1, 2019, California began offering a retirement savings program to private sector employees through the California Retirement Savings Program, or CalSavers. This new program requires all private sector employers with 5 or more employees who do not currently offer a qualified retirement […]

Employment Law Bulletin | June 2019

Ready, get set, summer is here! Are your company’s vacation policies ready? Vacation season is upon us.  It’s important to keep in mind some key concepts and practices related to the use of this very treasured and valuable ability to take time off with pay.  This article addresses key points and concepts aimed at helping […]

Employment Law Bulletin | May 2019

When Civic Duty Calls If you have ever been summoned for jury duty, you may have noticed that attorneys rarely get selected as jurors.  In fact, trial attorneys are notorious for making sure that people with backgrounds in the legal field do not serve as jurors on their cases.  There are many theories behind this […]

Employment Law Bulletin | March 2019

California Law Requires Revision of Employee Documents with Confidentiality Provisions Signed On or After 1/1/2019 As we reported at our 2019 Employment Law Update, several laws arising out of the #MeToo movement took effect on January 1, 2019, and they have a direct and immediate impact on most California employers.  If you have employees sign […]

Employment Law Bulletin | February 2019

Terminating Employees – A Ten Factor Test A client recently asked, “How can I know when it’s safe to terminate an employee?” What a great question! In the union context, there is a well-known Seven Factor Test (developed by Labor Arbitrator Carroll Daugherty in 1962) for determining whether there is just cause for termination. In […]

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