Employment Law Update Action Items In this month’s Employment Law Bulletin we bring you our 2019 Employment Law Update Action Items checklist. Employers can use this handy checklist to help ensure their organization is in compliance with new laws that took effect in January 2019. It also includes action items regarding some of the […]
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New Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements in 2019 The new year brings several new employment laws arising out of the MeToo movement, including new requirements for sexual harassment prevention training. The changes are outlined below: Employers with 5 or more employees must provide training in the prevention of sexual harassment. (Previous law required training […]
Minimum Wage Jumps $1/hour for Employers of 26 or More Employees and $.50/hour for Smaller Employers In January 2017, California began a six year phase-in process to raise the minimum wage for all employees from $10/hour to $15/hour. Initially, the annual increases were fifty cents per hour. However, effective January 1, 2019, the jump for […]
5 Scary Employment Issues Currently Haunting Employers Over the last year, we have reported on a number of employment law issues that we anticipated would affect our clients in a substantial way. As it turns out, our predictions came true and our clients have been faced with attempting to navigate the frustrating labyrinth of legislative […]
California Supreme Court Limits Ability to Classify Workers as Independent Contractors in Claims Brought Under the Wage Orders On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, dramatically changed the landscape for companies that hire independent contractors by expanding the definition of “employ” and creating a presumption […]
Exempt Employee Salaries and Use of Time Off – When Are Deductions Permitted? We’ve all heard the adage that exempt employees* are entitled to receive their full salary if they perform any work during the workweek, but what does that really mean? Improper deductions from exempt employee salaries can lead to expensive wage and […]
2018 EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE ACTION ITEMS In this month’s Employment Law Bulletin we bring you our 2018 Employment Law Update Action Items checklist. Employers can use this handy checklist to help ensure their organization is in compliance with new laws that took effect in January 2018. It also includes action items regarding some of the […]