Olivia Goodkin

Olivia Goodkin

Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP

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New I-9 Forms Available for Immediate Use!

The federal government requires employers to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. As of January 22, 2017, all employers must use the new I-9 Forms released...more

2/7/2017 - Employer Liability Issues Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) Hiring & Firing I-9 USCIS

Ban the Box: Breaking Down the “Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring” Ordinance

Mayor Eric Garcetti recently signed into law legislation seeking to protect employment applicants from discrimination based on their criminal convictions. Here is what you need to know about the new law going into effect on...more

12/27/2016 - Background Checks Ban the Box Conditional Job Offers Criminal Background Checks Criminal Records Employer Liability Issues Employment Discrimination Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Local Ordinance

Legislative Developments Affecting California Employers in 2017 and Beyond

This year has brought many changes that will impact all California employers. This annual report from Greenberg Glusker’s Employment Department summarizes some of the most important employment law developments that will...more

11/8/2016 - Arbitration Corporate Counsel Criminal Background Checks Domestic Violence Employment Contract Equal Pay Legislative Agendas Minimum Wage Paid Family Leave Law Paid Sick Leave Act Parental Leave Restroom Legislation Sick Leave Sick Pay Smoking Bans Talent Services Act Unfair Immigration-Related Practices Wage and Hour

Recent Cases Signal Shifting Tides in Employment Arbitration

Many employers enter into arbitration agreements with their employees to expedite resolution and mitigate the risk of jury trials. For the most part, a proper arbitration agreement would have the effect of requiring both the...more

9/12/2016 - Appeals Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Arbitration Waivers Employee Handbooks Ernst & Young Iskanian NLRA PAGA Section 7 Section 8

FEHA Regulations for 2016

Don’t Be An April Fool - New Requirements for Employers' Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Policies Effective April 1st - Amendments to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) regulations...more

3/31/2016 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Anti-Harassment Policies Anti-Retaliation Provisions DFEH EEOC Employee Handbooks Employment Discrimination FEHA New Regulations Posting Requirements Pregnancy Discrimination Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Legislative Developments Affecting California Employers In 2016

This year has brought many changes that will impact all California employers. This annual report from Greenberg Glusker’s Employment Department summarizes some of the most important employment law developments that will...more

12/17/2015 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions E-Verify Fair Pay Act Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act 2014 Labor Commissioners Minimum Wage PAGA Piece-Rate Pay Reasonable Accommodation Sick Leave

Client Alert - Interns & Independent Contractors

Second Circuit Reverses Class Certification Ruling in Fox Searchlight Unpaid Intern Case, Directing Trial Court to View Economic Benefit Factors Through New Lens - A federal appellate court in New York handed an apparent...more

7/21/2015 - Administrative Interpretation Class Action Class Certification Classification DOL Economic Realities Test Employees Employer Liability Issues FLSA Fox Searchlight Pictures Independent Contractors Internships Lyft Misclassification Uber Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

Client Bulletin: Update on New Sick Leave Law

Employers are scrambling to comply with the notice and leave requirements of the new California sick leave law. This law applies to employers of all sizes, from those who employ individuals in their homes to companies that...more

6/24/2015 - DLSE Paid Leave Paid Sick Leave Act Sick Leave Wage and Hour Wage Theft Prevention Act

'Tis The Season To Be Sued

The Marriott company holiday party in Del Mar, California in December 2009 was like many other company parties. The party was held at the Del Mar Marriott hotel and all employees were welcome, but attendance was clearly...more

11/13/2013 - Car Accident Employer Liability Issues Holiday Parties Marriott

Legislative and Other Developments Affecting California Employers in 2013

Employment Bulletin - We wish all of our clients and friends a happy and prosperous New Year. This annual report from Greenberg Glusker’s Employment Department summarizes the new laws that will affect California...more

12/15/2012 - Appearance Policy Breastfeeding Criminal Background Checks Discrimination FCRA FEHA Passwords Personnel Records Religious Discrimination Sex Discrimination Social Media Whistleblowers

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