December has started, and the holiday season is officially here. While you drink your peppermint latte and regret Black-Friday splurges, consider these five tips to avoid commonplace mistakes made byContinue Reading Avoid Holiday Liability – 5 Tips for Employers in December
Brace yourself for more minimum wage increases.
The state’s minimum wage is going up on January 1, 2023 to $15.50 per hour for employers of all sizes. The state’s minimum…Continue Reading Get Ready for More City Specific Minimum Wage Increases all over California in 2023
Leave it to California courts to deliver another setback to employers right before the holidays. Near decade-old rounding rules were just dealt a hearty blow. Employers should immediately reconsider rounding…Continue Reading Neutral Rounding Policies on Life Support
With the headlines of interest rate hikes and news of mass layoffs, we are seeing more employers looking to reduce staff and expenses. To avoid negative publicity and, hopefully, litigation…Continue Reading How to Conduct a Layoff (without getting sued)
Privacy and cybersecurity are top of mind for many businesses operating in today’s world.
Please join attorneys from Fox Rothschild’s nationwide Privacy & Data Security Practice group for a program…Continue Reading Complimentary Webinar from Fox Rothschild: Building a Company Culture of Cyber Resiliency
Following a trend in California regarding increased leniency for those with conviction records, and ensuring that formerly incarcerated people are not unduly burdened by their past, Governor Newsom recently signed…Continue Reading Are Background Checks Worth It Anymore?
The EDD is aggressively pursuing unemployment tax audits aimed at evaluating potential independent contractor misclassification. Presumably due to the overwhelming financial burden the pandemic imposed, the EDD is pursuing these…Continue Reading The Taxman Cometh: How to Handle an EDD Audit [Click Here if You Received an “Inquiry Regarding Records,” a “Preaudit Questionnaire,” or an “Information Sheet: Employment Tax Audit”]
How many times does an employee just call (or text) that they are not coming in? Not feeling well? Something vague. Then months (or years) later, the employer gets a…Continue Reading Time to Revisit “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Practices for Employee Absences
On September 29, 2022, Governor Newsom signed AB 984 into law, allowing for digital license plates (i.e. “alternative devices”). The futuristic plates can display different messages in emergency situations and…Continue Reading Digital License Plates – A Privacy Nightmare for Employers
Three bills signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last week once again modify employers’ obligations to California employees who are exposed to or contract COVID-19. The most important aspects of this…Continue Reading Employers’ COVID-19-Related Obligations Change Under New Legislation