Marc Koonin

Marc Koonin

Sedgwick LLP

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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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