As widely expected, Governor Newsom signed AB 2188 into law extending FEHA protection to employees who use cannabis while off duty and off-premise. This higher protection for employees who useContinue Reading CALIFORNIA “ROLLS OUT” MORE PROTECTIONS FOR WEED AT WORK
Bills of importance to California employers were passed by the California Legislature in the final days of the 2022 session, which ended yesterday. Governor Gavin Newsom has until September 30…Continue Reading Sign or Veto? Bills Impacting Employers Await Governor Newsom’s Decision
Any one of three bills still advancing through the California Legislature’s 2022 session will have broad consequences for California employers if enacted. The Legislature has until August 31 to pass…Continue Reading Consequential Bills to Employers Advance Through California Legislature
Please join us for a complimentary webinar on Thursday September 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) in which California defense attorneys will share…Continue Reading Webinar – Avoid the Top Five HR Mistakes
Please join us for a complimentary webinar on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. PST (1:00 p.m. EST) for insight on emerging threats in California employment litigation. Fox employment…Continue Reading Webinar – “New Threats to California Employers”
Several years ago, the payment structure for numerous salon and spa employees was turned on its head, as these salons and spas faced liability for paying employees a commission when…
Continue Reading The Ugly Side of Salon and Spa Compensation Revisited
I am not usually a policy wonk, and I often think in terms of concepts not cases. However, I must say that listening to the US Supreme Court’s oral argument…
Continue Reading Fate of PAGA’s Inclusion In Class Action Waivers in SCOTUS’ Hands
As of New Year’s Day, the minimum wage employers must pay California employees once again jumps up, with ramifications beyond simply paying at least the new minimum rate.
Have you been re-using the same old agreement template that was drafted many years ago? Well, if you are in California, it is time for another refresh before year end…
Continue Reading California Settlement and Separation Agreement Templates Will Need a Refresh for January 1, 2022
The Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) is crazy making for California employers.
In plain English, PAGA allows a Court to award a penalty for each pay period that includes a…
Continue Reading Is There Any Viable Defense to a Dreaded PAGA Claim?