Joachim Steinberg

Joachim Steinberg

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San Francisco Enacts Retail Workers Bill of Rights

Some retailers in San Francisco will need to set work schedules two weeks in advance or face stiff penalties under a new law that goes into effect in 2015. San Francisco’s recently enacted Retail Workers Bill of Rights will...more

12/24/2014 - Employee Rights Retailers San Francisco Wage and Hour

NLRB Rules That Employees Have Right to Organize Using Company Email

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its decision in Purple Communications, Inc. & Communication Workers of America, AFL-CIO today, holding that employees who are given access to company email accounts have a...more

12/12/2014 - AFL-CIO Electronic Communications Email NLRB Off-The-Clock Protected Activity Purple Communications Unions

California Companies Liable for Subcontractor Wage Violations Beginning 2015

Companies that rely on labor provided by third-party contractors may be held jointly liable for wages owed to the contractor’s workers under a new California law that goes into effect on January 1, 2015. The legislation...more

10/8/2014 - Agricultural Workers Construction Industry Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Labor Contractor Security Guards Staffing Agencies Subcontractors Third-Party Liability Wages

Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Basics

Employers in the San Francisco Bay Area must now help their employees use alternative transportation under a program approved by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and the Metropolitan Transportation...more

8/22/2014 - Bay Area Air Quality Management District Commuter Tax Benefits Commuting Public Transit

Duran v. U.S. Bank National: California Supreme Court Finds Class Certification Violated Due Process

The Supreme Court of California released its decision in Duran v. U.S. Bank National Association on May 29, 2014. The decision will likely reshape the landscape of class-action practice in California. ...more

6/2/2014 - Banks Class Action Class Certification Due Process Dukes v Wal-Mart SCOTUS Wal-Mart

San Francisco Enacts New Workplace Protection For Caregivers

The San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance goes into effect on January 1, 2014. The ordinance grants employees who act as caregivers the right to request accommodation from their employers, including flexible...more

12/20/2013 - Caregivers Flexible Work Arrangements Local Ordinance Municipalities

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