Judith Droz Keyes

Judith Droz Keyes

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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California Employment Law Update: What’s New for 2015?

The California Legislature was unusually active this year. Significantly, California introduced mandatory paid sick live, created new “unfair immigration-related practices” and expanded potential liability for employers who...more

12/3/2014 - Arbitration Discrimination Employee Benefits Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing National Origin Discrimination New Legislation Paid Leave Rest and Meal Break Sick Leave Staffing Agencies Unpaid Interns Volunteers Wage and Hour Workplace Safety

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

San Francisco Bay Area Employers Must Comply with Commuter Benefits Program by Sept. 30, 2014

Employers with 50 or more employees in any combination of nine San Francisco Bay Area counties have until Sept. 30, 2014, to come into compliance with the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program (CBP). Intended to encourage the...more

8/28/2014 - Air Quality Standards Bay Area Air Quality Management District Commuter Tax Benefits Commuting

San Francisco Enacts Ordinance Restricting Employers’ Ability to Ask About and Use Criminal History

Effective Aug. 13, 2014, a new San Francisco ordinance prohibits private employers and city contractors from asking job applicants about their criminal history until after the first interview. The Fair Chance ordinance also...more

3/5/2014 - Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Criminal Records

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

“Constitutionally Invalid” Recess Appointments Call NLRB’s Authority Into Question

A federal Circuit Court of Appeals decision last Friday in Noel Canning v. NLRB was front page news across the country for good reason. The court held that President Obama’s Jan. 4, 2012, “recess appointments” to the National...more

1/31/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Pro Forma Sessions Recess Appointments

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