California Minimum Wage Increase to $15
Last week, California governor Jerry Brown announced a deal to raise state minimum wage by 50 percent – from $10 to $15 per hour – by 2022. This … Read more
FEHA Updates Required by April 1st
The Fair Employment and Housing Council amended the Fair Employment and Housing Act, and compliance is required by April 1, 2016. In addition to the already-existing requirement for … Read more
So Long, Class Action Waivers
Attention employers: have you reviewed your employment contracts lately? They may include a provision that violates federal labor law. Last week, the National Labor Relations Board instructed the … Read more
3 Employment Laws Obama Pushes to Change Before His Term Ends
We can anticipate a flurry of new labor rules and regulations as President Obama closes out his final term. Presidents often change regulations on their way out of … Read more
Are You a Joint Employer?
In our ever-evolving workplace, it has become more common for employees to have two or more employers. This can happen when companies use staffing agencies, independent contractors, or … Read more
5 Things Employers Need to Know for 2016
The beginning of 2016 is the perfect time for employers to review their policies and practices to ensure compliance with new laws. We have summarized the top five … Read more
Does Your Employee Alternative Dispute Agreement Cross the Line?
Last year employers struck a victory in the California Supreme Court’s ruling in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation. The court ruled in Iskanian that class action waivers in employment … Read more
Retaliation by Termination
The law prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee who reports a crime to law enforcement. In a recent California case, a dental hygienist believed her wedding ring … Read more
Conducting Employee Background Checks? Know the Rules.
Background checks and credit checks can be useful tools for employers to insure they are hiring and retaining quality employees. Different statutes govern employers depending on whether it … Read more
Employee or Independent Contractor?
Companies constantly want to categorize workers as independent contractors rather than employees. However, recent rulings concerning Uber and other decisions have made clear that this is a dangerous … Read more