Erin Denniston Leach

Erin Denniston Leach

Snell & Wilmer

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First Paid Sick Leave and Now you're Telling Me Some Employees May No Longer Be Exempt from Overtime

A series of changes and new rules at the state and federal level over the last few months have compelled employers to re-evaluate and update their policies and practices. One of the latest changes, which takes effect on...more

7/8/2016 - FLSA Minimum Salary Paid Sick Leave Act Standard Duties Test Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

Additional Paid Sick Leave Requirements in Los Angeles

On April 19, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to pass a motion that directs the City Attorney to draft an ordinance requiring employers to provide employees who work for them in the City of Los Angeles for 30 or...more

5/3/2016 - City Councils Local Ordinance Paid Leave Sick Leave

The Difficult Dilemma Facing Employers When It Comes to Threats of Workplace Violence

Unfortunately, headlines of tragic acts of violence in the workplace continue – and it is a trend that is not abating. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that approximately 2 million workers are...more

4/7/2016 - ADA Criminal Background Checks Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Hiring & Firing Mass Shootings Negligent Hiring OSHA Workplace Violence

The Clock is Ticking for California Employers to Comply with New Paid Sick Leave Requirements that Take Effect July 1, 2015

While the posting requirements for California’s new paid sick leave law under the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (HWHFA) took effect on January 1, 2015, the next step in the process – accrual of paid sick...more

5/14/2015 - Employment Policies Healthy Workplace Act Paid Leave Sick Leave

Since When Am I the Boss? Ever Expanding Attacks on Non-Traditional “Employers”

In the past few years it has become increasingly common for plaintiffs to attempt to broaden their potential recovery sources by naming multiple defendants in employment actions under a joint employer theory – often including...more

2/13/2015 - Corporate Counsel

Employer To Do List for the New Year

As the new year is getting under way, employers should consider placing these developing issues at the top of their to do list: Social Media Policies - Employers should consider reviewing and updating social...more

2/14/2014 - Arbitration Agreements Bring Your Own Device Class Action Arbitration Waivers Compliance Disability FCRA FMLA Medical Marijuana Social Media Social Media Policy

Protecting the Workforce from Violence

Tragic acts of violence have taken over our headlines and can destroy not only lives, but businesses. With the rise in reported gun violence, the numerous recent tragedies around the country and continued economic troubles...more

2/28/2013 - ADA Criminal Background Checks Discrimination Employee Assistance Programs FCRA Gun Laws Negligent Hiring Negligent Supervision OSHA Respondeat Superior Restraining Orders Workplace Violence

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