Laura Sitar

Wage and Hour Update

"California employers continue to await the California Supreme Court’s decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. et al. v. Superior Court of San Diego. This wage and hour class action is anticipated to resolve the critical…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Senate Bill 558 - Letter to California Assembly Judiciary Committee in Opposition

SB 558 proposes to lower the evidentiary standard for obtaining enhanced remedies available under California's Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) from "clear and convincing" to "preponderance of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Health, Personal Injury, Consumer Protection, Business Torts

Wage and Hour Litigation: PAGA Claims

Wage and hour litigation on what is the California Labor Code private Attorney Gerneral Act of 2004, what does it mean in practical terms and recommendations to avoid liability under PAGA…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Social Media and Employment

You have six solid resumes for an open Executive Director position and would like to narrow the interview process to the top three candidates. Where to begin? How about a "Google" search? Maybe a search of Facebook or…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Are Your Policies and Practices up to Date?

Regularly auditing employment policies and practices to stay on top of changes in state and federal laws can be a daunting task. Take for example regulations published by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission which…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Hospital Cannot Refuse to Hire "Latex Glove Allergic" Employees

In a somewhat mind boggling case, John Muir Health, a health care system with hospitals and other medical facilities throughout Contra Costa County, California agreed to pay $340,000 to eight health care workers and to implement…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Lawmakers Push for Elder Abuse Reforms

California lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at improving elder abuse reporting and making it easier to obtain convictions. Assembly member Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) introduced a bill (AB 40) that would require mandated…more
| Health

Employment Blog- Discrimination

Employment Blog- Discrimination…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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