Janet Grumer

Janet Grumer

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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$15 Minimum Wage and Increased Sick Pay Benefits Adopted in the City and County of Los Angeles

Effective on July 1, 2016, employers in the City of Los Angeles and the unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County must comply with a new set of minimum wage laws aimed at increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020....more

6/30/2016 - Local Ordinance Minimum Wage Paid Leave Sick Leave Sick Pay Wage and Hour

Race to the Highest Minimum: California Minimum Wage Increase and San Francisco’s New Parental Leave Ordinance

California’s newly increased minimum wages will impact employers in two ways. First, minimum wage employees will have to be paid the higher minimum wage. Second, salaried exempt employees in California must be paid no less...more

4/15/2016 - Employer Liability Issues Minimum Wage New Legislation Paid Leave Parental Leave Wage and Hour

California Employers Must Update EEO Policies by April 1, 2016

New regulations under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) require employers of five or more employees to update anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and complaint-investigation policies; update sexual...more

3/16/2016 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Anti-Harassment Policies EEOC Employer Liability Issues FEHA LGBT Sexual Harassment

Ninth Circuit Ices Back-of-House Tip Pools

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld U.S. Department of Labor regulations invalidating tip-pooling arrangements that include kitchen staff and other employees who are not customarily tipped (often referred to as...more

3/4/2016 - Resorts & Restaurants Tip-Pooling Tipped Employees Tips Wage and Hour

California Paid Sick Leave Law Amendments: Effective Immediately

On July 13, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law urgency legislation amending the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which generally requires employers to provide paid sick leave to almost all...more

7/24/2015 - Compliance DLSE Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act 2014 Non-Exempt Employees Paid Leave PTO Sick Leave Wage and Hour

California Sick Time Law: Beyond the Basics

California’s “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014,” otherwise known as California’s Paid Sick Time (or Paid Sick Leave) law, went into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, and will become operative for accrual purposes on...more

3/10/2015 - DLSE Employer Mandates Healthy Workplace Act Paid Leave Sick Leave

New Law Makes California Businesses Liable to Workers Supplied by Labor Contractors

Effective Jan. 1, 2015, businesses will be directly liable to workers supplied by labor contractors (including temporary and other staffing agencies) when those labor contractors fail to correctly and completely pay wages or...more

11/4/2014 - Contractors Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Labor Contractor Trucking Industry Wage and Hour Wages

California Enacts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which requires employers to provide almost all California employees with three paid sick days per year. Although many...more

9/19/2014 - Employee Rights Paid Leave Sick Leave

California Employers Must Reimburse Employees for Mandatory Work-Related Cell Phone Use

In a ruling that may spawn a wave of California employment-related class action litigation, a California Court of Appeal has ruled that employers must always reimburse employees for “some reasonable percentage” of their cell...more

8/27/2014 - Appeals Bring Your Own Device Cell Phones Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Reimbursements

California Employment Law Update: What’s New for 2014

The California Legislature was unusually active this year. Significantly, California increased the state minimum wage, created new “unfair immigration-related practices,” and expanded protections for whistleblowers. All laws...more

12/5/2013 - Attorney's Fees Crime Victims Damages Data Breach Data Protection Disclosure Requirements Discrimination Domestic Workers FEHA Leave of Absence Liens Military Service Members Minimum Wage Paid Family Leave Insurance Program Prevailing Party Retaliation Undocumented Immigrants Whistleblowers

Preparing for the Aug. 29 Restaurant Workers Strike and Beyond

Non-union restaurant workers are being urged to strike nationally on Aug. 29 by unions and others hoping to raise industry wages and promote union representation....more

8/27/2013 - Employee Rights Non-Union Restaurant Industry Strike Wage and Hour

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