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Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc.; Court Tells Employers to Pay Part of Employees’ Cell Phone Bills - Action required:...

Labor Code section 2802 requires an employer to reimburse an employee who uses a personal cell phone for work-related calls, according to the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District....more

8/19/2014 - Appeals Bring Your Own Device Cell Phones Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Reimbursements

"Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order Requires Government Contractors to Disclose Labor Violations and Restrict Use of...

On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order, which imposes new requirements on federal contractors to disclose labor violations and also prohibits certain government contractors...more

8/8/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Disclosure Requirements DOL Employee Rights Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractors

Employers Must Post Updated Minimum Wage Order by July 1, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, the California minimum wage increases to $9.00 per hour (from $8.00). It will increase further to $10.00 per hour effective January 1, 2016. Employers must post the applicable California Department of...more

6/27/2014 - DOL Employee Rights Minimum Wage Wage and Hour Wages

California Supreme Court Gives Employers Added Protection Against Wage-and-Hour Class Actions

Today, the California Supreme Court issued its latest and long-awaited arbitration decision, Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC. On the one hand, Iskanian concluded that class action arbitration waivers are...more

6/24/2014 - Class Action Iskanian PAGA Wage and Hour Wages

2014 Update for California Employers

While 2013 was marked by some novel and interesting judicial and administrative decisions, including Quicken Loans (in which the National Labor Relations Board invalidated certain common employee handbook policies), Vance v....more

1/7/2014 - Compliance Criminal Background Checks Employee Rights Exempt-Employees Income Taxes IRS Minimum Wage Rest and Meal Break SCOTUS Tips Vance v. Ball State University Wages

Employers Must Update Several Policies, Forms and Posters

As the first four months of 2013 come to a close, employers should ensure that their human resources departments have updated several policies, forms and posters requiring attention after the first of the year. The posting of...more

5/2/2013 - Arbitration Agreements FMLA Forms Human Trafficking Immigration Reform Notice Requirements

New California Employment Laws For 2013

Effective January 1, 2013, an unusually large number of new employment laws will affect private employers with employees working in California. Several of these new laws require immediate attention from most employers....more

12/4/2012 - Discrimination Pregnancy

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