Dan Handman

Dan Handman

Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP

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FAQ About California’s New Sick Leave Law

In what is potentially the biggest change to California’s employment laws, beginning July 1, 2015, all California employers will be required to provide paid sick leave to all employees who have completed 90 days of work. ...more

10/3/2014 - Employer Liability Issues New Legislation Paid Leave Sick Leave

eAlert - Class Action Waivers Are Enforceable According to the California Supreme Court

Class action waivers in arbitration agreements are enforceable according to a California Supreme Court decision issued yesterday. In Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, the California Supreme Court finally...more

7/7/2014 - Arbitration Class Action Arbitration Waivers CLS Transportation Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Federal Arbitration Act Iskanian Mandatory Arbitration Clauses PAGA Trucking Industry

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 46: How To Deal With Employees Using...

Fifty years ago when Title VII became law and 23 years ago when the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, it would be inconceivable that someone would be blogging about accommodating employees by allowing them to smoke...more

6/30/2014 - Compassionate Use Act Conflicts of Laws Disability Employer Liability Issues Marijuana Medical Marijuana Reasonable Accommodation Title VII

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 42: Military Veterans And Their...

Veterans’ rights have always been a hot-button political issue, but it took several military conflicts for Congress to confront the employment rights of private sector military veterans. In the wake of Vietnam War, two wars...more

6/25/2014 - Discrimination Employer Liability Issues FMLA Hiring & Firing Military Service Members OFCCP USERRA Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

Whistleblowing Claims Are Here To Stay

Every year the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) releases statistics reflecting how often various claims are presented to them. And every year one claim stands heads and shoulders above the rest: retaliation. ...more

5/7/2014 - CFPB Dodd-Frank EEOC Employer Liability Issues OSHA Retaliation Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblowers

eAlert - Separation Agreements Under Attack By The EEOC: Why Some Small Changes To Your Agreements Are Advisable

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is now targeting routine language commonly found in separation agreements across the country. This is yet another in a series of aggressive tactics launched by the...more

2/17/2014 - Compliance EEOC Employer Liability Issues Separation Agreement

Governor Reinforces Mixed Motive Win For Employers In FEHA Cases

Earlier this year, in Harris v. City of Santa Monica, the California Supreme Court gave employers an unexpected win when it approved of the “mixed motive” theory of proof. As a result, in discrimination cases under the Fair...more

10/17/2013 - Discrimination Employer Liability Issues FEHA Harris v City of Santa Monica Mixed Motive Cases Termination

California Legislature Makes It Harder For Employers To Recover Attorney’s Fees On Wage Claims

What the courts giveth the Legislature taketh away. In 2012, California employers received an unexpected early Christmas gift when the California Supreme Court ruled in Kirby v. Immoos Fire Protection, Inc. that the...more

8/30/2013 - Attorney's Fees Employer Liability Issues Rest and Meal Break Wages

Accessing Employees’ Private Facebook Posts Can Get Employers Into Hot Water

A U.S. District Court Judge in New Jersey has just found that private Facebook postings by an employee about her employer are subject to the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. §§2701-11 (SCA)....more

8/27/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Facebook Social Media Social Media Policy Stored Communications Act

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