Karen Reinhold

Karen Reinhold

Hopkins & Carley

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Employers May Be Obligated to Reimburse Employees for Their Use of Personal Cell Phones While Carrying Out Job Duties

This week the California Court of Appeal in Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. ruled that an employer must always reimburse an employee for the reasonable expense of the mandatory use of a personal cell phone. Most...more

8/15/2014 - Cell Phones Employee Rights Reimbursements

Is Telecommuting Now a Reasonable Accommodation?

The laws prohibiting disability discrimination impose obligations on employers which go far beyond the mere avoidance of discrimination. In addition to refraining from discrimination, employers must also provide reasonable...more

6/9/2014 - Disability Disability Discrimination Employee Rights Reasonable Accommodation Telecommuting

As Summer Hiring Season Approaches, Employers Should Be Aware of Wage Payment Rules for Interns

Continued sluggishness in some sectors of our economy has left many students and recent college graduates without jobs and willing to consider working as unpaid “interns” in order to gain experience and connections in...more

5/16/2014 - Corporate Counsel Employee Rights Hiring & Firing Internships Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

The California Supreme Court Agrees To Answer Questions Regarding California's Suitable Seating Requirement

Most of the California Wage Orders require an employer to prove “suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats.” While the “suitable seat” requirement has been in the Wage Orders for many...more

5/9/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues PAGA Suitable Seats Lawsuits Wage Orders

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