David Cheng

David Cheng

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Employers Get Ready to Ring in the New Year with New California Laws For 2015

Last week marked the official start of the holiday season. As we're now racing towards the end of the year, and getting ready for parties, gifts, and, perhaps, (ugh!) holiday travel, employers also should be getting ready to...more

12/8/2014 - Employer Mandates Harassment Minimum Wage New Legislation Paid Leave Popular Training Wage and Hour Year-End Planning

California Employers Should be Prepared to Comply with California's Law Making Companies Liable for Staffing Company/Labor...

Employers in California should be prepared to comply with the requirements of Assembly Bill No. 1897, which, as discussed in our prior alert, increases liability for most companies who use contract labor for their operations....more

12/3/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Labor Contractor New Legislation Staffing Agencies Third-Party Liability Wage and Hour

City of Oakland Joins Two Other California Cities in Mandating Paid Sick Leave

On November 4, 2014, voters in the City of Oakland passed a measure mandating paid sick leave for eligible employees. The city has become the third city in California (after San Francisco and San Diego) to require paid sick...more

11/25/2014 - Employee Rights Municipalities New Regulations Paid Leave Sick Leave

New California Paid Sick Leave Law May Cause Headaches for Employers

On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (HWHFA), which provides nearly all employees working in California with paid sick leave. The new law...more

10/22/2014 - Employee Rights Jerry Brown New Legislation Paid Leave Sick Leave

California High Court Finds Class Action Waivers Enforceable; Waiver of PAGA Action is not Enforceable

Acknowledging the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011), to be a game-changer, the California Supreme Court has held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts a state's...more

6/25/2014 - Arbitration AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act Iskanian PAGA SCOTUS

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