Valerie Menager

Valerie Menager

Carr McClellan P.C.

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Be Smart and Be Proactive to Limit Your Company’s Liability under California’s Revised Gender Pay Equality Law

Until recently, California’s equal pay law required that men and women working at the same location receive equal pay for equal work, California Labor Code Section 1197.5. But this law was substantially revised on October 6,...more

10/12/2015 - Anti-Pay Secrecy Best Management Practices Employer Liability Issues Equal Pay Gender Equity Labor Code

Can Unlimited Vacation Policies be Awesome for California Employers and Employees?

High tech companies continue to change our world and how we work. Netflix,, Best Buy, Zynga, Evernote, Hubspot and others recently have re-imagined vacation benefits for their own employees by shifting from...more

8/25/2014 - Employee Benefits Vacation Leave

5 Attributes of a Successful Non-Compete Agreement

Given the rising use of non-competes in all manner of businesses, we asked JD Supra contributors to tell us what's required in a successful agreement between employer and employee. Here is what we heard back....more

6/30/2014 - Employment Contract Hiring & Firing Legal Perspectives Non-Compete Agreements Popular Trade Secrets

Why Assuming Out of State Non-Compete Agreements are Unenforceable Against California Employees is High Risk Behavior

A recent case holding that a Washington employer’s non-compete agreement is enforceable against California employees reinforces a continuing trend in the California judiciary to allow non-compete agreements to be decided in...more

5/5/2014 - Employer Liability Issues First-to-File Hiring & Firing Non-Compete Agreements

California’s Minimum Wage Increases Will Impact the Pay of Your Exempt Employees and Commissioned Inside Sales Employees

Most California employers are well aware that California’s minimum wage for non-exempt employees will increase from $8 per hour to $9 per hour on July 1, 2014, and to $10 per hour on January 1, 2016. ...more

4/17/2014 - Employee Rights Exempt-Employees Minimum Wage

Ban the Box has Come to San Francisco: Is Your Employment Recruiting Process in Compliance?

San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance. Effective March 16, 2014, a new San Francisco city ordinance, called the Fair Chance Ordinance, will strictly limit an employer’s ability to gather and utilize information about the...more

3/4/2014 - Ban the Box Compliance Employer Liability Issues Employment Application Job Applicants

The Evolving Protected Class of Caregivers: San Francisco’s Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance

San Francisco has passed an ordinance that requires employers to accommodate employees with caregiving responsibilities. This ordinance, along with other recently adopted California laws, dramatically changes employers’...more

11/14/2013 - Caregivers Compliance Employee Rights Home Health Care

Why Non-Unionized High Tech Companies Still Need to Pay Attention to the National Labor Relations Board

Overview - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is the agency that administers the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which is the law that protects employee rights to unionize and collectively bargain with...more

5/1/2013 - NLRB Technology Unions

A Court has Ruled that Severance May Not be subject to FICA, Therefore You and Your Company May Be Owed a Tax Refund!

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that severance paid to employees in a reduction in force event is not subject to FICA taxes. United States v. Quality Stores, Inc. No. 10-1563 (6th Circuit, September 7, 2012)....more

3/27/2013 - FICA Taxes Severance Pay Tax Refunds

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