Marc Koonin

Marc Koonin

Sedgwick LLP

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New Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law for California (aka: Take Two Aspirin and Call Me in the Morning)

On September 10, 2014, California became the second state in the nation to require private sector employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. ...more

9/22/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Exclusions Local Ordinance New Legislation Paid Leave Sick Leave State and Local Government Wage and Hour

California Supreme Court to Determine Whether Retailers Must Provide Defibrillators to Treat Their Business Visitors

The California Supreme Court recently heard arguments in the case of Verdugo v. Target Corporation on an important issue that could open the floodgates to litigation for retailers and other businesses throughout California. ...more

6/2/2014 - Medical Devices Retailers Target

What you need to know about the continuing trend to regulate employers at the local level

The increasing regulation of private-sector employers at the city, county, and local regional agency level is a significant continuing trend. Many state and federal employment laws expressly allow or don’t expressly preempt...more

5/19/2014 - Caregivers Commuter Tax Benefits Compliance Employee Benefits Employee Rights Paid Leave Sick Leave Wage and Hour Wages

California Supreme Court to Weigh in on Suitable Seating Issues

The California Supreme Court recently agreed to decide three significant issues relating to suitable seating requirements. These issues are of tremendous importance to California employers, and particularly those in the...more

4/3/2014 - Corporate Counsel Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues PAGA Retailers Seating

Significant Employment Law Changes and Trends for 2014 and the Need to Update Related Practices, Policies and Forms

Employers constantly face legal compliance and integration challenges in today’s environment of increasingly numerous and complex employment laws. We identify some of the more significant trends and recent changes below. ...more

2/19/2014 - Bring Your Own Device Criminal Background Checks Disability Discrimination Paid Leave Social Media Wage and Hour Wellness Programs

San Francisco Bans the Box for Private Sector Employers

San Francisco is the most recent U.S. jurisdiction to adopt a “ban the box” ordinance restricting private sector employers’ rights to seek information about an applicant’s criminal history. The San Francisco Fair Chance...more

2/19/2014 - Background Checks Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Hiring & Firing

San Francisco Rings in the New Year With the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance

Among other challenges facing San Francisco employers in 2014 will be complying with the San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, which became operative on January 1, 2014. The new ordinance requires employers with...more

1/13/2014 - Caregivers Compliance Employee Rights Family-Friendly Workplace Ordinance Flexible Work Arrangements Municipalities

New FMLA Regulations Become Effective March 8, 2013

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) turned 20 this year. Many employers have finally come to terms with the major revisions to the FMLA regulations issued on November 17, 2008, which became effective on January 16, 2009....more

4/8/2013 - DOL FMLA FMLA Certification Forms GINA Military Caregiver Leave Military Service Members NDAA

Ensuring Compliance With California’s Revised Pregnancy Disability Leave Regulations

California recently adopted the most sweeping changes to the regulations implementing its pregnancy disability leave (PDL) law in 17 years. These changes, which became effective on December 30, 2012, significantly impact the...more

1/23/2013 - Disability Discrimination Employer Group Health Plans Paid Leave Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation Reinstatement

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