Betsy Johnson

Betsy Johnson

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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Los Angeles Passes Rigid “Ban the Box” Law

On December 9, 2016, the City of Los Angeles enacted the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (LAFCIH), a “ban the box” law that is expected to go into effect on January 22, 2017, with monetary fines effective July...more

12/22/2016 - Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Fair Chance Act Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Local Ordinance

Getting Down To Business: Highlights Of New California Employment Laws

With the start of the new year, it is the perfect time for employers to ensure that their policies reflect the changes in California law. We covered many of the laws affecting employers in our “California Legislative Update...more

1/24/2014 - Compliance Crime Victims Employer Liability Issues FEHA Minimum Wage Paid Leave Sexual Harassment Time-Off Policies Wage and Hour Wages Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

How the New California Laws Will Impact Your Business in 2014 and Beyond, Part 3: California Immigration Related Legislation

The final post in this three-part series on the newly-signed legislation in California covers the three immigration-related bills that Governor Brown recently signed. I also discuss two significant bills that the governor...more

11/6/2013 - Citizenship Driver's Licenses Immigrants Immigration Reform Retaliation Unfair Labor Practices

How the New California Laws Will Impact Your Business in 2014 and Beyond, Part 1: Wage and Hour Legislation

In 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law approximately 9 out of 10 bills presented to him. This three-part blog series summarizes the new legislation and captures the key employment law related bills that are likely to...more

10/30/2013 - Compliance Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Liquidated Damages Minimum Wage Unpaid Wages Wage and Hour

Yours, Mine, or Ours? Avoiding Joint Employer and Contractor Misclassification

Companies are increasingly using subcontractors, temporary staffing agencies, leased employees, and independent contractors to supplement or, sometimes, replace their regular workforces....more

7/1/2013 - Employment Contract Hiring & Firing Independent Contractors Misclassification Staffing Agencies

California Employer’s Policy Of On-Duty Meal Periods Will Be Litigated As A Class Action

Faulkinbury v. Boyd & Associates, Inc., No. G041702 (May 10, 2013): A California Court of Appeal recently changed its position on the class certification of claims for meal period, rest period, and off-the-clock violations in...more

6/24/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Rest and Meal Break Wage and Hour

California Employers Beware: The Labor Commissioner Is Coming for You!

On May 22, 2013, California Labor Commissioner Julie Su, issued a report, State of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, which summarizes and evaluates the enforcement activity of the Division of Labor Standards...more

5/31/2013 - Enforcement Minimum Wage Over-Time Wage and Hour

San Jose Minimum Wage is Now $10.00 Per Hour

On November 6, 2012, the City of San Jose approved a Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO) that became effective on March 11, 2013. Under the MWO, the minimum wage for “covered employees” working within the city limits of San Jose...more

4/29/2013 - Collective Bargaining Minimum Wage Notice Requirements Unions Wage and Hour Wages

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